Luna unhappy

Wife of BNP leader M Elias Ali has expressed disappointment over the government's failure to find her husband even two weeks after he went missing.

Tahsina Rushdir Luna yesterday said, "I do not see any progress in locating my husband. I am frustrated, and cannot see any light of hope."

"I do not believe that it is impossible to trace a missing person if the government and law enforcers are sincere,” she told reporters at her Banani home.

"I want to survive; I want my husband back," she said.

BNP Organising Secretary Elias, 51, also a former BNP lawmaker from Sylhet, and his driver went missing in the early hours of April 18. His car was found abandoned in Banani with all its four doors wide open, giving an impression that he was abducted.

The main opposition claims that the government's law enforcement agencies picked him up. The government, however, refuting the allegation is claiming that it is a drama staged by the BNP.

Luna yesterday also refuted the government's allegation that the family members were not assisting the law enforcers for investigation, and said she has been helping them with information “whenever they wanted”.

About the hartal enforced by the opposition BNP, she refused to make any comment, saying, "He [Elias] was a politician and the programme has been enforced politically."

Asked whether BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had forbidden her to talk to the media, Luna said, "She (Khaleda) did not give me any such instruction.”

News Source: 
The Daily Star