Wife demands Manna's release, says he needs better treatment

Wife demands Manna’s release, says he needs better treatment


Meher Nigar, wife of detained Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, on Thursday urged the government to ensure her husband’s better treatment with through health checkup, and provide him division in jail.
Addressing a press conference at Topkhana Road Nagorik Oikya office in the capital, she said as her husband, Manna, has been suffering from various ailments, including heart disease with several blocks, degeneration of spinal cord and high blood pressure, he needs specilised medical treatment.
“We believe my husband’s heart condition deteriorated due to his arrest followed by mental torture as well,” Meher Nigar alleged.
She also urged the government to release her husband on bail.Asked whether Manna would contest as Dhaka City Corporation (South) mayoral candidate, Meher Nigar, flanked by her daughter Neelam Manna, said, “Right now, our priority is his physical fitness instead of his mayoral candidature.”
Nearly 21 hours after he was picked up by plainclothes lawmen from a house at Banani on February 23, Rabid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested the Nagarik Oikya convener and handed him over to Gulshan Police Station the following day.
The detention took place a day after reported phone conversations that Manna was plotting to oust the incumbent Hasina government through violence by meeting with senior military officers.
Manna was held from Banani and later shown arrested in a case filed subsequently with Gulshan Police Station for “trying to instigate revolt by the armed forces”. – News Desk


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