Thursday, February 22, 2018 | ePaper
Missing ex-envoy's last phone call tracked at Uttara
Police have tracked down the retired Bangladeshi ambassador Maroof Zaman's last known whereabouts to the city's Uttara who went missing since Monday evening.
Maroof, who served as the Bangladesh ambassador to Vietnam, has been missing after he left the house to receive his daughter at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.
Police tracked down his last known location by tracking his phone signals from the last phone call, source said.
Maroof's family issued a press release where they said Maroof called them around 7:45pm on the landline and informed them of some people dropping by to collect a few things. Maroof told his family to cooperate with the visitors.
Three tall, well-dressed men arrived around 8pm and asked to be taken to Maroof's room. They swiftly collected his spare phone, computer, laptop and camera and left without a further word.
Inspector Parvez Islam with Dhanmondi Model Police Station said that the police have not discovered anyone to have had an enmity with Maroof. In addition, no ransom calls have been made so far.
The police officer also said if the family wishes so, the general diary will be filed as a missing person's case.
Dhanmondi police have contacted Khilkhet police who recovered Maroof's car from 300-feet near the Purbachal Express Highway. The investigation officer, Sub-Inspector Tariqul Islam has been dispatched to retrieve the car from Khilkhet police.
Sub-Inspector MA Jahed of Khilkhet police station said that have recovered Maroof's Toyota Corolla X car from the 300-Feet Street area. The registration documents were inside the car," he added.
Meanwhile, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crimes Unit (CTTC) Chief Monirul Islam said that they were trying to trace him beside the concerned police station.
He claimed that all papers and video footage were sent to all police stations, immigration points and other border areas.