A leader of the ruling Awami League (AL), who was freed hours after being kidnapped in broad daylight in the capital on Friday, said he suspects ‘political reason’ behind his abduction.
While talking to journalists at his residence at Lalmatia in the capital on Saturday, Parvez Hossain Sarker, president of Cumilla North AL, said: “After Juma prayers, I was returning to my residence from the mosque. As I reached near my residence, a man saluted me. At once, another man rushed from behind and pushed me into a car where they blindfolded me and put a mask over my mouth. Afterwards, I became senseless.”Parvez, also a former chairman of Titas Upazila Parishad in Cumilla, said:
“When I regained sense, they forcibly took my signature in two stamps. Later, they dropped me near Kanchan Bridge at Rupganj around 10:00pm.”
In reply to a query, he said, “I have no business enmity with anyone. Political reason might be behind my abduction.”
Parvez said that he had been lobbying to get the AL ticket for contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections from Cumilla-2 constituency.
At present, Jatiya Party leader Amir Hossain Bhuyian is the lawmaker of the constituency.
Late BNP leader MK Anowar was elected a member of parliament (MP) from the constituency several times.When asked if he suspects anyone for the abduction, he said, “I have enmity with incumbent vice chairman of Titas Upazila Parishad Sohel Sikder. “Once, I filed a case against Sohel when my village home came under attack,” he stated.
“But I do not suspect anyone, Police are investigating the matter who will find out the criminals,” he said.
He said that the number of abductors were five to six. “They kept me inside the car at gun point, but I could not identify any of them.”