The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Khulna, in a six hours hectic drives, has arrested five abductors for their alleged involvement in kidnapping a businessmen from the city.
The arrested abductors are-Razu Sheikh, Saiful Islam Molla, Hozaifa Al Bari, Rana Beg and Russel Moulangi, says a press release of RAB-6 said.
Niru Molla, 50, a businessman and owner of two brick fields and a filling station at Bejoypasha village under Sadar Upazila of Gopalganj district, was abducted from Mayuri Residential Area, near Sonadanga Central Bus Terminal on Tuesday morning. Niru was coming to Khulna by his own microbus from Gopalganj around 6.30am. As his microbus reached near the main gate of the Mayuri Residential Area around 7.45am, eight to ten abductors ridding on motorcycles put a barricade in front of the microbus carrying the businessman and finally kidnapped him at gun point.
The Abductors took him to a nearby area and tortured him physically and mentally and demanded Taka five crore as ransom giving a personal account number of one SM Shamsuzzaman, belongs to Agrani Bank Goalpara Branch of the city. Victim Niru Molla phoned his filling station manager Mafiqul to send Taka 50,00,000 (fifty lakhs) immediately to the bank account to save his life from an unidentified place, says the press release.
Receiving information from victim’s wife and his elder brother Siraz Molla, a special RAB team conducted a series of drive and arrested five abductors along with the microbus from Gutudia Al Aksa area under Harintana Police Station in the city.
The arrested abductors were handed to over Harintana Police Station and a case was filed in this connection.