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Milan goes into hiding fearing abduction
BNP leader ANM Ehsanul Hoque MilanFearing abduction, former state minister for education and BNP leader ANM Ehsanul Hoque Milan has gone into hiding, according to his family.
Nazmunnahar Baby, wife of Milan, alleged that the former minister fears that he could have been abducted or killed while appearing on the Chandpur court premises.
The BNP leader, who returned home from abroad after nearly five years, could not surrender in the court as plainclothesmen and ruling Awami League leaders and activists were following him, she added.
At this, Milan sought the Election Commission's intervention to let him appear before the court safely.
On Sunday, Milan’s wife, on behalf of the BNP leader, requested the EC in this regard through a letter to chief election commissioner (CEC) at city's Nirbachan Bhaban. But, she could not meet the CEC, adds news agency UNB.
"My husband can't appear in the court as Chandpur court areas are totally surrounded by the police and detectives," she said while talking to the newsmen.
It had not been possible for her to meet CEC even after waiting about two hours, according to Milan’s wife.
"Later, I met election commissioners Rafiqul Islam and Kabita Khanam and talked about this. They assured me that they will look into the matter," Nazmunnahar said.
In the letter, Milan said that due to prolonged stay abroad, he had failed to appear before the court in what he termed 'false' cases against him.
The former minister also expressed his fears in the letter that the police will arrest him in the false cases before reaching the court in an attempt to torture him in police custody.