PM's intervention sought to find out two missing IU students
BARISAL, June 6: Prime Minister's intervention was sought to find out two Islamic University (IU) students who have been missing for the last five years.
They are- Waliullah and Al-Muqaddas, students of the Department of Dawah and Islamic Studies and Al-Fiqh respectively of IU.
On February 4, 2012, they were picked up allegedly by the security forces from a bus of 'Hanif Paribahan' at Savar of Dhaka on their way to Kushtia, alleged their family members.
The family members of the missing victims held a press conference at Barisal Reporters' Unity and called for intervention of the Prime Minister to recover the victims.
Reading a written statement and answering questions of the attending journalists, Abdul Hye, uncle of missing Al Muqaddas and Khalid Saifullah, brother of Waliullah, on behalf of the family members of the missing victims, said, on February 4, 2012, the two contacted with their respective family members saying that they were returning to campus from Dhaka on night coach of Hanif Paribahan.
Family members, after becoming aware about the missing story, contacted with the law-enforcing agencies, but they failed to give any trace of the victims.
When the bus of Hanif Paribahan (no. 3750) reached near RAB-4 camp at Nabinagar of Savar, they were abducted by some persons identifying themselves as members of RAB and Detective Branch (DB) of police, the family members alleged quoting staffs and other passengers of the bus.
Families of the students also filed two General Dairies with Mirpur Darussalam (no. 317) and Ashulia (no. 525) Police Stations on February 6 and 8 of 2012, but to no avail.
It's been more than five years since the abduction and there is still no trace of the students, even after many reports were published in print and electronic media, the family members said.
Demonstrations, human chains and press conferences in condemnation of this abduction were carried out on the IU campus at Kushtia and National Press Club in Dhaka at different times.
There are also accusations that the university administration and the government did not take any step for recovery of the victims.
Now, the family members of the victims called for intervention of the Prime Minister to trace the missing victims.