Tapan Das, abducted by alleged DB police from Shyampur in Dhaka

At around 8 pm on 3 August 2011 Tapan Das (40), the son of Tulsi Das and Rajoshri Das of Gowshami Road of 19/1 Nobinchondro, Shyampur was arrested by a few people who identified themselves as Detective Branch (DB) of Police from KB Road of the Mil Barrack area, Gendaria. His family informed Odhikar that since his arrest, Tapan Das has been missing.

Observation of Odhikar:

During the fact-finding Odhikar took the statement of Tapan’s family, police and eye-witnesses. Police informed that the DB police did not arrest Tapan but according to the statement of the eyewitnesses, DB police arrested Tapan and his friend Gobinda Das and took them to the DB office at Mintu Road. After the microbus stopped there, Gobinda was set
free and Tapan was taken to the office. Tapan’s family claimed that they do not know any reason for arresting Tapan. They complained that the law enforcement agencies are not showing any interest to find Tapan.

fact-finding-disappearances-Tapan Das-2011 (full text in English, PDF)

fact-finding-disappearances-Tapan Das-2011 (full text in Bangla, PDF)

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