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DB police questions Farhad Mazhar


Dhaka – Detective police on Tuesday summoned and questioned writer and columnist Farhad Mazhar as they found ‘discrepancies’ in his confessional statement over his ‘kidnapping’.Farhad was called to the office of Detective Branch (DB) police of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and on Tuesday questioned for over an hour.
Police sources said police got inconsistencies in between Farhad’s confessional statement before court and what he described to police after being found.
The writer was called in to Detective Branch office around 12:00pm and stayed inside until 1:05pm before he left the DB office without speaking to reporters.
Farhad was questioned about his recorded conversation, CCTV footage taken from in front of Khulna New Market and sending money to Archana by using Bkash, police sources said.
Farhad Mazhar’s wife Farida Akhter said she went to the DB office along with her husband.
“The (police) wanted to know about different matters. We have told them whatever we know,” she said.
Deputy commissioner (Media) of DMP Masudur Rahman told reporters that Farhad was called in at the DB office as the information police gathered after investigation did not match with the statement he gave before a court under section 164 of the CrPC.
Earlier on Thursday, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said Farhad was not abducted rather he left home of his own.
On July 3, family members claimed that Farhad Mazhar had been kidnapped by unknown miscreants from Adabar in the capital in the early hours of the day. His wife had also filed an abduction case in this regard with Adabar Police Station on that day.
Later, police found him in a ‘Hanif Paribahan’ bus around 11:30 pm on the same day while he was returning to Dhaka from Khulna.
Metropolitan Magistrate Ahsan Habib granted Farhad Mazhar self custody upon his application on a bond of Tk 10,000 after recording his statement under section 164 as he was produced Mazhar before the court July 4. – Staff Reporter


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