Chhatra Odhikar Parishad acting convenor Rashed Khan said they were unable to communicate with three of their student organisers—Saiful Islam, Sohrab Hossain and Nazmul Huda since Sunday afternoon.
Nazmul was one of the six suspects named by a Dhaka University female student in two rape cases filed in September.
He was taken from Moghbazar on Sunday afternoon by a group of people introducing themselves as ‘Detective Branch’ of police members, said Rashed.
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s detective branch joint commissioner Mahbub Alam said they were not aware whether Nazmul was taken. But as a suspect, he could be taken by any branch of the authorities, he said.
Nazmul’s mother Masuma Begum said that she received a call from Modern Herbal office, located in the capital’s Moghbazar intersection, where her son went to attend a job interview.
The employers called her and said that her son was taken by some men introducing themselves as ‘DB’ police members at about 2:30pm, she said.
Chhatra Odhikar Parishad joint convener Abu Hanif said Sohrab went out of reach after 3:00pm after he attended a programme in the National Press Club at about 1:00pm.
Chhatra Odhikar Parishad joint convenor Saiful Islam was taken by some men introducing themselves as police members in the capital’s Chankharpool area at about 8:00pm, said Hanif. The police did not confirm the arrest.
A Dhaka University student on September 20 filed a rape case with Lalbagh police station against Chhatra Odhikar Parishad convenor Hasan Al Mamun and five others.
The accused included the immediate past vice president of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union, Nurul Haq Nur, for assisting the alleged rapist in ‘hiding’ his ‘crime’ and ‘threatening’ her.