Law enforcers claimed to have arrested five of a kidnapping gang from Kamarpara area of Dhaka’s Uttara area yesterday.
The arrestees are Sabuj, 42, Bashir, 30, Faruk, 36, Lavlu, 40, and Jalal Miah, 36, according to Mohammad Farid Uddin, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in Wari Zone.
Police officials from Gendaria Police Station also rescued Ahmed Haq Raj, 61, a sales representative of Shah Cement Company who was abducted on July 12, the DC said at a briefing at DMP media center.
Raj was rescued from the house of Jalal Miah in Kamarpara under Turag Police Station.
A woman identifying herself as Asha called Raj and asked him to meet at Sonali Nupur Community Centre under Gendaria Police Station promising to give him work on a construction site. From the centre, he was then taken to a three-storey building in Datta Para of Tongi, where he was confined and tortured, the official said.
The abductors demanded Raj to give them Tk 2 lakh through Bkash, the official added.