August 30, 2022
DHAKA – A victim of “enforced disappearance” whose cellphone’s last known location was near the Rab-1 office in the capital, returned home after nine months. He returned home on Saturday (August 27, 2022).
Imam Mahadi Hasan Dollar was picked up on November 6, last year from Mymensingh, by men in plainclothes, said his wife Mumta Hena Pinky.
“Dollar’s motorcycle was parked on the main road. The area is called Bottola-Chhankanda. He was walking back to the bike from his fishery. This was when he was picked up,” said Pinky.
Locals in the area, who witnessed the incident, described to the family members what happened: four to five men hauled Dollar into a microbus and left. There were also two motorbikes. All of them were in plain clothes. The time was around 5:10 pm.
He returned on August 27 (Saturday), confirmed his brother Rezvi Hasan. “My brother is still recovering and not willing to talk to anyone,” he said.
Dollar’s younger brother Rezvi said they had tried to locate Dollar’s cell phone using an application available on all iPhones.
The app that helps recover lost or stolen devices located the phone inside the Rab-1 compound, claimed Rezvi.
He showed a screenshot showing the location taken on December 12, 2021. In another screenshot, the phone was located on Shayesta Khan Avenue, the road right next to the compound.
“It was December 12 when his phone could be located for the last time. I haven’t found it since then,” said Rezvi, claiming the app has since then been turned off on his brother’s iPhone.