Investigators said on Thursday night they were still working to locate Mubashar Hasan Caesar, a teacher of North South University, and Abu Muhammad Jamal Rahman, a pharmacist of Sanofi Aventis, both of who went missing in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Mubashar Hasan Caesar, who is an assistant professor of political science in North South University, was also a counter-extremism analyst with his PhD on political Islam.
The disappearances caused tension among society as both Ain O Salish Kendra and Sushasaner Jonno Nagorik, which popularly known as Sujan, in separate statements urged the government to find out Mubashar Hasan and others.
The ASK statement demanded that the government ‘rescued’ Mubashar Hasan and others disappeared in recent time, and proper investigation against the incident.
In the statement, Sujan said it was the responsibility of the government to ensure the security of its citizens. ‘There are doubts among many people whether the law enforcers were involved in this act,’ the statement read.
The National Human Rights Commission also expressed its deep concerned over the disappearance of the analyst.
Following filing of general diaries by the victim’s relatives with the Khilgaon police on Tuesday night, the law enforcers started search operations.
‘We have no update’ said Tamanna Tasnim, a sister of Mubashar, on Thursday night.
His father Motahar Hossain, a retired government officer in a statement claimed law enforcement agencies have been extremely cooperative with them and ‘we’re hopeful that my son will be back within no time.’
‘We plead to the government to give this case the utmost priority. I’d like to request everyone to pray for his safe and sound return.
The Khilgaon police station officer-in-charge Mashiur Rahman on Thursday night said they were giving priority on the investigation of the complaints.
In recent time, a number of ‘missing’ or disappearance caused huge tension. Journalist Utpal Das, 29, working with online portal Purboposhchim, remains missing since October 10. Whereabouts of two businessmen, reportedly abducted similarly from apparently secured places — Banani and Gulshan — in span of five days, were still unknown.