Odhikar

Disappearance of Mohammad Chowdhury Alam, Ward Councilor Number-56 of Dhaka City Corporation

Mohammad Chowdhury Alam (66), Councilor of 56 number ward of Dhaka City Corporation and a resident of 315/C Khilgaon, was abducted from in front of Metro Garden on 75, Indira road on June 25, 2010. The family alleges that he was taken away in a micro-bus, by 7/8 men who dressed in plain clothes and identified themselves as law enforcement officers.

His son, Abu Syed Chowdhury Himu, claimed that, Mohammad Chowdhury Alam was abducted by law enforcement officers and in response, on the 4th of July, 2010, he filed a  Habeas Corpus petition at the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. At that time,  Judge H.M Shamshuddin Chowdhury and Judge Sheikh Md. Zakir Hossain, sat at the division bench. The Court, without issuing any rule on the habeas corpus, wanted to give the police a directive. Hearing this, the concerned lawyers decided to withdraw the writ petition.

On 18th July, 2010, Abu Syed Chowdhury Himu, again filed a petition about Mohammad  Chowdhury Alam having gone missing, at the division bench which comprised of Justice  Mamunun Rahman and Justice Syeda Afsar Zahan. Having taken the matter into  consideration, on 19th July, 2010, the court ordered the Police IGP and RAB DG to  immediately investigate the matter and take effective steps. The Court also ordered for a  report to be submitted on Mohammad Chowdhury Alam’s abductors.

Odhikar demands that Mohammad Chowdhury Alam be found and that the abductors be brought to justice.

fact-finding-disappearances-Mohammad Chowdhury Alam-2010-eng (full text in English, PDF)

fact-finding-disappearances-Mohammad Chowdhury Alam-2010-ben (full text in Bangla, PDF)

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