On February 25, 2012 at around 7.30 in the evening, Shah Alif Prince (24), son of Mohammad Shahjahan Ali and Fahima Khatun Jotsna living in Building 1, Road 13 of Nobinagar Housing under Mohammadpur Police Station, Dhaka was allegedly picked up by plainclothes members of RAB-2 (Rapid Action Battalion) and CPC (Crime Prevention Company) from the Shyamoli Shahi Mosque area. According to his family, his whereabouts were unknown for 44 days.
During the fact finding mission, it was found that Shah Alif Prince is a 3rd year Honours student of the Physics Department at the Titumir College. On February 25, 2012 RAB members arrested Alif, took him into custody and tortured him. After 44 days, on April 10, 2012 the members of RAB-5 of Railway Colony Camp of Rajshahi handed Alif to the police of Boalia Model Police Station in Rajshahi. On April 16, 2012 Alif was released on receiving bail from the CMM (Chief Metropolitan Magistrate) Court of Rajshahi.