Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ratan Saha (28) a minority Hindu abducted on 20.12.2010 from his house at Siddirgonj. Police could not recover the victim : Police also neglected to register case on the date of occurrence:

Mr. Jatindra Saha – a Hindu business man staying at 41/1 Panir Kal Sarak –Siddirganj P.S., Narayanganj filed an appeal to BDMW and GHRD praying for recovery of his abducted son Ratan Chandra Saha (28) along with an amount of money Taka 7,75,000.00.

The allegation made by Mr. Jatindra Saha discloses that there was an agreement between Jatindra Saha and abductor – Mohammad Mustafa to hire his Dyeing institution to Jatindra for an amount of Taka 7,00,000/-. Jatindra paid initial amount of Taka 3, 00,000/- to Mohammad Mustafa on 03.11.2010 as per agreement and took receipt thereof. But Mustafa sent his employee- Md. Jasim at the house of Jatindra on 20.12.2010 at about 4.00 p.m.for procuring further amount of Taka 4, 00,000/- with a request to accompany his son Ratan Saha.

Jatindra sent his son Ratan Saha (28) to deposit the remaining amount of Taka 4, 00,000/- and Ratan Saha confirmed his father over phone that remaining Taka 4,00,000/- have already  been deposited on 20.12.2010, but Md. Mustafa did not confirm about the previous amount deposited earlier to him on 03.11.2010. And there was a quarrel between Ratan and Musstafa and thereafter cell telephone of Ratan became switched off and there is no trace of Ratan Saha since 20.12.2010.

Jatindra Saha with grief went to lodge first information report (FIR) at Siddirganj police station on 22.12.2010 but the officer in charge of Siddirgonnj P.S. refused to take any case of Jatindra as question of jurisdiction to file the case came up for determination. The officer in charge of Siddirgonj police station sent Jatindra to file case within the jurisdiction of Demra police station, but the officer in charge of Demra police station also refused to take case as the jurisdiction to file the case was within Siddirgonj Police station as the place of occurrence was within Siddirgonj. Because the O.C refused to entertain case Jatindra sent a copy of FIR to Officer in charge –Siddirgonj police station by registered post on 03.01.2010 but the O.C. refused to acknowledge taking cognizance of the case.

As per appeal filed by Jatindra Saha I along with Ms.Jhumur Gangully went to Siddirgonj police station to ascertain the jurisdiction where the case to be filed, we talked with O.C. Siddirgonj P.S., we also visited the place of occurrence where from the victim went to deposit money to Md. Mustafa. Most of the Muslim inhabitants confirmed us that due to police negligence the victim have not yet been recovered. We requested Mr. S.M. Ruhul Alam, O.C. Siddirganj to take case as the jurisdiction was not within Demra police station it is absolutely within the jurisdiction of Siddirganj Police station. I have also immediately communicated with the Mr.Khandakar –Inspector General of Police, Dhaka who directed S.P. Narayanganj to take cognizance as per law.

Accordingly a case No.10 dated 10.1.2011 under section 406/420/365 of Bangladesh penal code has been recorded at Siddirgonj police station.

But it is unfortunate that police did neither recover the victim; rather intimidating the father and mother of the victim not to cry for the abducted son in the Police station.

Mr.S.M. Ruhul Alam, O.C. was also intimidating the Human rights activist not to proceed with the investigation as per his opinion HR activist has got no power to investigate the matter over his cell telephone number: 01713373348.

BDMW is concerned about the abduction of Ratan Saha (28) who was abducted by Md.Mustafa, with the collusion of Md. Momen, Md. Jasim and his employee Shankar Dutta on 20.12.2010 for money. The members of his family apprehend that their son has either been killed or abducted for ransom.

Through :

Adv.Rabindra Ghosh
Founder President-Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) and
Observer-Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD)
3/2 Purana Paltan, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

No comments:

Post a Comment