Dhaka: Detectives picked up Shafik Rehman, an advisor to Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia, from his Eskaton residence in Dhaka this morning.
An eminent journalist, Rehman has been taken to the Detective Branch headquarters Maruf Hossain Sardar, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police said.
Team of plain-clothes policemen detained Rehman, 80, from his residence in connection with a case filed with the Paltan Police Station.
Law enforcers entered the house identifying themselves as Boishakhi television reporters but before leaving with Rehman they informed the family members that they were detectives, BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi claimed.
BNP condemned Rehman’s detention and demanded his immediate release.