BNP leader Ilias' wife wants to meet PM over disappearance
In a press briefing at her residence in Banani, Tahsina Rushdir, wife of missing BNP leader M Ilias Ali, has asked to meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina, as 13 days have passed since her husband went missing.
In a press briefing at her residence in Banani on Monday morning, Tahsina said, "My children are facing uncertainty and insecurity. I can't even send them to school. I want my husband back at any cost."
"If the prime minister allows, I want to meet her with my family."
Tahsina said the law enforcers were becoming less helpful in finding out her husband. "It has been three days since the officials investigating the case last spoke to me. Since then nobody from any law enforcing agencies contacted me."
Ilias' two sons and daughter were with Tahsina during the briefing.
The 18-party opposition alliance led by BNP is enforcing two daylong shutdowns on Sunday and Monday demanding 'return' of Ilias Ali, one of the party's organising secretaries and chief of its Sylhet chapter. The opposition enforced three consecutive general strikes since Apr 22 over the same demand alleging 'government agencies abducted' Ilias. Meanwhile, the government continues its claim that it was 'an opposition sponsored drama' to create an issue.
Ilias went missing along with his driver past midnight on Apr 17. His abandoned car was found from Mohakhali in the capital.