Fazlul Haque Amini, chairman of an Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ) faction, on Friday alleged that law enforcers abducted and released his son on prime minister’s order.
“It is Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who ordered the abduction and release of my son,” Amini said hours after his younger son Abul Hasanat was found in front of Nabakumar Institute at Bakshi Bazar in the city.
Speaking at a press conference at a Lalbagh madrasa around 11:30am, Amini said Hasina ordered to abduct his son to thwart the ongoing protests by his party. “But it would become harder now,” he threatened.
The IOJ chief also said nobody will survive going against Islamic laws (Shariah).
Hasanat, who was present at the press conference, said, “Kidnappers blindfolded me in a Pajero jeep after abduction.”
“They left me in the morning in front of the institute with one proviso that my father will have to stay away from politics for the next two months,” he added.
The abductors also threatened to kill him if he tells anything to anybody about the kidnapping.
Hasanat went on saying, in the morning he called his father-in-law after the kidnappers fled away leaving him in front of the institute.
Earlier in the day, Abdullah Wasel, publicity secretary of Islamic Law Implementation Committee, told The Daily Star that on information Amini’s men recovered Hasanat from Bakshi Bazar at about 4:00am with his eyes blindfolded.
Later, he was taken to Amini’s house, Wasel added. He also said Hasanat was left abandoned in front of the institute.
Amini had earlier claimed that law enforcers in plain clothes picked up his son on April 10 in the city’s Dholaikhal area where he went to get his car repaired.
Source: Daily Star, Dhaka, 22 April 2011: