Police consider all information provided by Abu Bakar Siddique very crucial to track down the abductors, DMP spokesperson Monirul Islam said at a press briefing in Dhaka Saturday. Photo: TV grab
The law enforcers are pushing ahead with their investigation to track down the abductors of Abu Bakar Siddique on the basis of his statement made before a court in Narayanganj, police authorities said today.
"We are looking for some suspects based on what he said before the court yesterday," Monirul Islam, spokesperson of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said during a press briefing.
Thirty three hours into his abduction in Fatulla area of Narayanganj, Siddique, husband of prominent environment lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan, was freed unhurt near Mirpur Ansar Camp Thursday night.
"As part of the investigation, the law enforcement agencies have taken several strategic steps employing all the investigation techniques based on his deposition," Monirul told rpeorters.
Asked to detail on the suspects, the DMP joint commissioner said they would not disclose anything at the moment for the sake of investigation.
Saying that the abduction was preplanned, Monirul Islam said effort was on to find out the motive behind the abduction.
Every information available with Siddique's family in significant, he noted.
"We are maintaining uninterrupted communication with the victim and his family members to arrest the mastermind behind the incident as early as possible," he added.
A gang of six to seven, on a blue microbus, were following Siddique's red saloon since he left Hamid Fashion. The microbus knocked the car from behind near Firoz Filling Station in Bhuigarh area.
As Siddique and his driver Ripon got down from the car to check the damage, the miscreants hit Ripon in the head with a revolver, sprayed pepper over his face and dragged Siddique onto the microbus. It all happened within a few minutes.
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