Hasina Ahmed, wife of disappeared BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed yesterday submitted another memorandum to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking her intervention to trace her husband.
She handed over the memorandum to an office assistant of the Prime Minister’s Office. Hasina Ahmed, also a former BNP lawmaker from Cox’s Bazar, once again sought an appointment with the PM.
“As a wife and mother, I have once again appealed to the prime minister who is also a mother and a wife like me, seeking her intervention to get my husband back. I humbly request her so that the premier gives instructions to law enforcing agencies to trace my husband,” Hasina Ahmed told reporters after submitting the memorandum.
A depressed Hasina Ahmed said they are “200 percent” sure that members of law enforcement agencies picked her husband up from a residence at Uttara on March 10.
“I hope concern, anxiety and cry of a family will touch your soft heart as the head of the government and as a person with conscience,” she wrote in the memorandum.
She regretted that 28 days have passed since her husband was taked away from his place, but neither the government nor law enforcement agencies told them anything about the fate of her husband.
Hasina Ahmed mentioned that in her first letter to the premier she sought an appointment to meet her but she is yet to make time for her.
“My fervent desire that I along with my children to meet with you (Prime Minister). I hope you will be able to make little time for me in spite of your hundreds of busy activities considering my appeal your greatness and kindness,” she said.
Salahuddin’s wife submitted first memorandum to PM on March 19 urging her to take initiative to find out her husband.
In the memorandum, she had also urged PM to issue “special” guidelines in a bid to find the whereabouts of her husband.
In the memorandum, she reiterated that if her husband committed any crime or is accused in any case, he should be produced before the court without any delay for starting his proper trial. Hasina Ahmed was accompanied by Salahuddin Ahmed’s brother and his wife.
Meanwhile, following a writ petition filed by Hasina Ahmed with the High Court, police headquarters, Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Rab, Criminal Investigation Department and Special Branch of police submitted five separate reports to the court, claiming they neither arrested nor detained the BNP leader.
The hearing of the writ will is scheduled to resume Wednesday. On March 10, some 20 to 30 people forcibly took away the BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin from a house at Uttara in the capital, introducing themselves as law enforcers, especially as Detective Branch of police personnel, reads the document. – Staff Reporter