Habibur Rahman Haoladar Habib (48) is a fishmonger of Gora, Katakhal area of West Betbunia village under Morelganj Police Station of Bagerhat district. At around 5.30 am on 6 July 2011, the police of local Police Station, Armed Police Battalion, and District Detective Branch (DB) Police, with the help of some local people, arrested him from his house.
Morelganj police denied involvement in the arrest of Habib and said that members of the opponent party may have abducted him wearing police uniform.
During the fact‐finding, Odhikar interviewed the police and eye‐witnesses. Police said that they did not arrest Habib but according to the statement of eye‐witnesses, with the help of local people police wearing uniforms and having arms took Habib with them. Habib’s family claim that some local people had him arrested because of enmity and police concealed him in exchange for money. There is no eagerness apparent from the law enforcement agencies to rescue Habib.
Odhikar demands that Habib be found as soon as possible and after a fair investigation, the criminals be brought to justice.
fact-finding-disappearances-Habibur Rahman Haoladar-2011 (full text in English, PDF)
fact-finding-disappearances-Habibur Rahman Haoladar-2011 (full text in Bangla, PDF)
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