Salahuddin suffering from trauma, memory loss

Salahuddin suffering from trauma, memory loss

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BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed, now undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital of Meghalayan capital Shillong under police custody is yet to overcome his trauma of fears and panic and sometimes losses his memory, according to different sources.
“He (Salahuddin) is unable to sleep as his legs were swollen and having back pain due to kidney related problems. Besides, he also losses his memory sometimes,” said BNP assistant office secretary Abdul Latif Jony, who is now staying in Shillong to look after Salahuddin, told journalists.
Jony said that he had visited Salahuddin on Sunday at the prison cell of the Civil Hospital for about 10 minutes. “Doctors carried out tests on his (Salahuddin’s) kidneys on Saturday and their reports may be available tomorrow (Monday), he said.“He (Salahuddin) is too upset mentally to remember what he said before. He looses his memory after taking about something. Question arises why this is happening to him,” he added.
He said Salahuddin repeatedly wanted to know whether his wife has got visa and why it is taking time. Jony said Salahuddin is eagerly waiting for his wife.
Nani Gopal Ghosh, a Shillong based journalist told journalists that the condition of Salahuddin is remained unchanged.
“Nobody except some of his relatives and party colleagues is allowed to visit him (Salahuddin) as he is taking treatment as an under-trial prisoner. The authorities also prohibit taking his photographs,” he said.
Asked as to when the BNP leader might be produced before the court, Mr Ghosh said police would produce him before the court only when doctors give them clearance in this regard.
Salahuddin Ahmed was found on Monday wandering aimlessly at Golf Link of Shillong, in northeastern province of Meghalaya in India, close to Bangladesh bordering area 63 days after he went disappeared from an Uttara residence.
His family and BNP leaders alleged that he was taken away by plainclothes law enforcers. RAB and police however denied the allegation and said they had no information about the BNP leader who was performing his duty as party spokesperson after the arrest of acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Meanwhile, BNP yesterday demanded the release of detained senior party leaders on human consideration to ensure better treatment to them.
BNP international affairs secretary Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon on Sunday made the demand while addressing a press conference at party headquarters. He said a number of detained senior party leaders including acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir have become very sick.
“Their conditions are very critical. We do hope that the government will release them considering the human aspects for the sake of their treatment. They are not going to run away but stay home if they are given bails. And they will be in politics abiding the law,” he said.
The BNP spokesperson further said there is no movement, no hartal and no blockade. There is also no political and metal pressure on the government.
“It will not bring good for the government if it does not provide space for the opposition. The opposition should be given space for the sake of democracy, he added.
He called upon the government to let the judiciary to work freely claiming that the judiciary is now not independent. – Staff Reporter

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