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Manna needs better treatment: Wife

By UNB, DHAKA
20th-Mar-2015       
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Meher Nigar, wife of sedition-suspect detained Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, on Thursday urged the government to ensure her husband's better treatment with through health checkup, and provide him division in jail.
Addressing a press conference at Topkhana Road Nagorik Oikya office in the capital, she said as her husband, Manna, has been suffering from various ailments, including heart disease with several blocks, degeneration of spinal cord and high blood pressure, he needs specilised medical treatment.
"We believe my husband's heart condition deteriorated due to his arrest followed by mental torture as well," Meher Nigar alleged.
Asked whether Manna would contest as Dhaka City Corporation (South) mayoral candidate, Meher Nigar, flanked by her daughter Neelam Manna, said, "Right now, our priority is his physical fitness instead of his mayoral candidature."
She also urged the government to release her husband on bail.
Nearly 21 hours after he was picked up by plainclothes lawmen from a house at Banani on February 23, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the Nagarik Oikya convener and handed him over to Gulshan Police Station the following day.
The detention took place a day after leaked audio phone conversations revealing that Manna was plotting to oust the incumbent Hasina government through violence, murder and by meeting with senior military officers.
Manna was arrested in a case filed with Gulshan Police Station for "trying to instigate revolt by the armed forces" under section 131 of the Bangladesh Penal Code.

capital, she said as her husband, Manna, has been suffering from various ailments, including heart disease with several blocks, degeneration of spinal cord and high blood pressure, he needs specilised medical treatment.
"We believe my husband's heart condition deteriorated due to his arrest followed by mental torture as well," Meher Nigar alleged. Asked whether Manna would contest as Dhaka City Corporation (South) mayoral candidate, Meher Nigar, flanked by her daughter Neelam Manna, said, "Right now, our priority is his physical fitness instead of his mayoral candidature."
She also urged the government to release her husband on bail.
Nearly 21 hours after he was picked up by plainclothes lawmen from a house at Banani on February 23, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the Nagarik Oikya convener and handed him over to Gulshan Police Station the following day.
The detention took place a day after leaked audio phone conversations revealing that Manna was plotting to oust the incumbent Hasina government through violence, murder and by meeting with senior military officers.
Manna was arrested in a case filed with Gulshan Police Station for "trying to instigate revolt by the armed forces" under section 131 of the Bangladesh Penal Code.

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