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Farhad Mazhar quizzed at DB office

Writer-columnist Farhad Mazhar was interrogated at the office of Detective Branch (DB) of police of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Tuesday as police found ‘inconsistencies’ in his statement over his ‘kidnapping.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) deputy commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman told UNB that Farhad Mazhar entered the DB office around 12:00pm and came out around 1:15pm.

He was called in at the DB office as the information police gathered after investigation did not match the statement he gave before a court, he said.

Earlier on Thursday, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said Farhad Mazhar was not abducted as he left home on his own.

On 3 July, family members claimed that Farhad Mazhar had been kidnapped by unknown miscreants from Adabar in the capital in the early hours of the day.

Later, police found him in a ‘Hanif Paribahan’ bus around 11:30pm on the same day while he was returning to Dhaka from Khulna.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ahsan Habib allowed Farhad Mazhar to return home on a bond of Tk 10,000 after recording his statement under section 164 when inspector (Operations) of Adabar police station Sudip Kumar produced Mazhar before the court 4 July.

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