Photographer Shahidul Alam picked up from his home

Photographer Shahidul Alam picked up from his home

Dhaka, Aug 6 (Just News): Unidentified people picked up Shahidul Alam, a noted photographer and the founder of Drik and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, from his Dhaka’s Dhanmondi residence tonight.

He was picked up around 10:30pm Sunday in a car, a source at Drik, Shahidul's photography agency, told the Dhaka Tribune.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Ramna Division Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Abdullahel Baki confirmed that a member of Shahidul's family had informed the police that Shahidul was picked up from his home.

“Police has not detained him, and we do not know anything about this. We are investigating this allegation,” he said.

A group of 40-50 people in plainclothes by 15-16 cars came to his building in Dhanmondi 9/A around 10:30pm and stormed into Shahidul’s apartment on the third floor, Saydia Gulruk of Drik Gallery, told The Daily Star.

The people broke the building CCTV cameras, disconnected intercom connection of the building and finally took him away, Saydia said.

According to UNB quoting Additional Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DB) Abdul Baten, a team of Detective Branch of police detained Shahidul from his Dhanmondi residence for interrogation over his Facebook posts on the ongoing student protests.