Elias disappeared for political dispute: Luna (Video)

A week after meeting the Prime Minister, missing BNP leader M Elias Ali's wife said on Wednesday her husband had disappeared for political reasons.

She also said: “As he is a politician, his abduction was politically motivated and intentional.”

She came up with the observation while addressing a press meet at her Banani residence ‘Sylhet House’ at about 11am on Wednesday.

Luna called the press conference to give reaction over the latest situation after the disappearance of her husband.

Luna said her husband was involved in different things including business and politics but he had no business enemies.

Asked if it was a case of intra-party rivalry, she without elaborating told that, “The government should find out.”

Luna said, “I am disappointed as one week has passed since the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assured us of taking measures to find out my husband. But, we are still hopeful of his return.”

She said the government should know who abducted her husband.

Asked if Rapid Action Battalion would consider Luna's claim of political reason being behind Elias' disappearance, Rab chief Mukhlesur Rahman said, “We are considering everything in our ongoing investigation. The issue of political involvement is very sensitive so we are treading very carefully.”

The government and the opposition have been accusing each other of being involved in the disappearance of Elias.