Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity (BJKS) on Monday demanded the immediate release of its Secretary General Mozammel Haque Chowdhury alleging that he was arrested in a false case.
At a press briefing in the capital’s Jatiya Press Club, his wife Riju Akhter said police arrested his husband on Wednesday in an ‘extortion’ case.
A person called Dulal who works at the transport sector, filed the case against Mozammel, Riju said citing the case statement.
Meanwhile, the plaintiff, Dulal, denied that he had filed the case against Mozammel saying that he did not know Mozammel and Dulal did not give any extortion money to Mozammel, said the speakers at the press briefing.
“Now, Mozammel is shown arrested in an arms case,” said Shamsuddin Chowdhury, central committee member of the organization.
He also alleged that the arms case was filed in February against one Mozammel Haque Chowdhury where the address and the father’s name of the accused were mentioned as unknown.
Among others, human rights activist advocate Sultana Kamal and Chief coordinator of Ganasanghati Andolan Junaid Saki were present at the press briefing.
Sultana Kamal said, “If speaking against anarchy and expressing concern becomes a punishable offence in the state then the government’s claim of upholding democracy is questionable.”
She also urged the authorities concerned to ensure safety of ‘plaintiff’ Dulal.