• Thursday, October 23, 2014

Banker abducted for ransom freed

Our Correspondent, Pabna

Detective Branch (DB) of police rescued a banker from Jhaoil Bridge in Kamarkhand upazila of Sirajganj district early yesterday, two days after his abduction.

They also arrested two alleged kidnappers following a gunfight with the cohorts of the duo, said officer in-charge of Sirajganj DB police, Md Nasir Uddin.

Arrestees Md Sumon, 28, and Md Salahuddin, 26, of Kandapara village in Sadar upazila, were admitted to hospital with bullet injuries.

The victim is Md Mahabub Alam, 28, an executive officer at Trust Bank Enayetpur Branch of the district.

“On Friday night, two armed men picked me up from Koddar intersection on Dhaka-Sirajganj highway for Tk 10 lakh ransom when I was returning to the district from Dhaka,” said Mahabub.

On secret information, a team of DB police raided the bridge area early yesterday. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, a gang of 10/12 opened fire on them, triggering a gunfight.

The DB police later rescued the banker from the spot and arrested the two suspected bullet-hit abductors. However, the rest managed to flee, said OC Nasir Uddin.

Published: 12:00 am Monday, September 01, 2014

Last modified: 10:13 pm Sunday, August 31, 2014

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