Central Shibir leader arrested in Bogura, Fears of Extrajudicial killing amid police denial

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Police have arrested student organization Shibir Central Student welfare secretary and Bogura City ex-President Alauddin Sohel. Sources from the student organization informed that he was arrested by Shahjahanpur thana police on the 1st of September while returning to Dhaka from Joypurhat. However, police from their end have still not confirmed the arrest of the Shibir leader.

Bogura City Shibir Publicity Secretary Khalilur Rahman informed Sheershanews that at half past 10 pm during the night on 1st September, Alauddin Sohel was returning back via a bus belonging to Hanif Paribahan from Joypurhaat to Dhaka while on organizational duty. At around half past 12, a police van picked him up after an inspection of the bus on Bogura Dhaka highway to the west beside Shahjahanpur police station. Later, plain-clothed policemen blindfolded him and whisked him away to an unknown location. In light of numerous cases of similarly enacted arrests leading to extrajudicial killings in Bangladesh, friends and family of the arrested Shibir leader fear for his life.

On the other hand, Bogura additional Police superintendent (east) Arif Mondol denied any truth behind the issue of the arrest of Shibir leader Alauddin Sohel.

Source: Sheershanews