Cops appeal for filing counter case against Farhad Mazhar for ‘giving false statement’

Detectives today submitted the final report in a case filed over the abduction of Farhad Mazhar with an appeal to sue him and his wife for allegedly giving false statement before the court.

Inspector of Detective Branch of police Mahbubul Haque, also the Investigation officer of the case, submitted the final report to the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka.

In the final report, the IO said the information and statement given by Farhad Mazhar and his wife Farida Akter to the magistrates and police were found to be false and fabricated.

So, the couple should be brought under trial for their misleading and false statement, he said.

Law enforcement agencies found Farhad on a Dhaka bound bus of Hanif Paribahan at Noapara in Jessore on July 3, more than 18 hours after he had gone missing.

The next day while submitting his judicial statement, the writer and poet said several unidentified men had forced him into a microbus and blindfolded him minutes after he came out of his Adabor residence that day to buy medicines.

Farhad’s wife Farida Akhter filed the case with Adabor Police Station in connection with the incident.

Farida, at a press conference, said she had received several calls from Farhad asking her to manage Tk 30-35 lakh as ransom. The last call was made at around 7:30pm.