Family members of five missing youths demanded to know the whereabouts of their children, who remained traceless since September 12 after picked up by plainclothesmen from Airport and Jatrabari areas.
"If they break any law of the land, produce them before the court to bring them under the justice," pleaded Ramisa Khanam, mother of Shafiul Alam and Monirul Alam, at a press conference at Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) in the city's Segun Bagichaon Saturday.
Shafiul is a lawyer at Dhaka Bar and Monirul a private service holder, reports UNB.
She said she reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on September 12 evening after performing hajj. Her two sons -- Shafiul Alam and Monirul Alam and one of her younger son's friends Abul Hayat went to the airport to receive her. Hayat is a private service holder.
When they were about to leave the airport boarding on a micro-bus for their village home in Tangail at around 8:30pm, a group plainclothesmen pulled out Shafiul, Monirul and Hayat from the microbus introducing them as Detective Branch (DB) police showing ID cards and firearms, claimed Ramisa adding that the sleuths left the place taking away the trio by a micro bus.
The plainclothesmen also went to Mirhazirbagh mess of Jatrabari, where her two sons staying, along with Shafiul in the same night, and also picked up - Safiullah, and Mosharaf Hossain Maaz, two roommates of her son and left the place. Safiullah is a student of Dhaka College and Mosharaf Hossain Maaz is a class-IX student.
"We have been trying to know about their whereabouts contacting various police stations and DB police but in vain as they (law enforcers) denied detaining them," Ramisa Khanam said.
"We are deeply concerned as we are yet to get any information about their whereabouts. If our children are really involved in any crime, then they should be brought under justice through producing them before court," she said.
She also urged human rights organisations both at home and abroad including, National Human Rights Commission, to raise their voice so that their sons get legal support.
Guardians of three other missing boys were also present at the press conference.