Abducted Aniruddha returns

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Nov 19,2017 | Updated: 01:50, Nov 19,2017

 
 

Aniruddha Kumar Roy

Aniruddha Kumar Roy, a businessman and honorary consul of Belarus to Bangladesh, arrived back at his Gulshan house in Dhaka on Thursday morning more than two and a half months after being abducted on August 27, the family and police said on Saturday.
Kallol Hazra, nephew of Aniruddha, however, told New Age that someone dropped Aniruddha near his house at about 4:30am on Thursday.
He was staying in his house and was in good health, Kallol added.
Earlier on October 30 and November 11 rumour has it that Aniruddha had been found.
RMM Group managing director Aniruddha is the honorary consul general of Belarus and awarded the status of Commercially Important Person by the Bangladesh Government for his contribution to the country’s economic growth and industrialisation.
Aniruddha is also a local agent of Russian oil company Gazprom, which has got several contracts without tender for drilling 17 gas wells at abnormally high costs.
Inspector Salahuddin Miah, who is also the investigation officer over the abduction allegation, told New Age that he had learnt about Aniruddha’s return from his relatives.
‘They did not give us details and we had stopped investigation after that,’ he said.
Aniruddha was picked just after he came out of a Union Bank branch at Gulshan Circle 1 at about 4:15pm by three persons who turned up at the spot by a microbus, the investigators said on the basis of a CCTV footage that recorded the abduction scene, said Salahuddin Miah adding that they could not establish the motive behind the offence.
After he went missing, his family sought intervention of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau while Bangladesh Hindu, Buddhist, Christian Unity Council had been demanding his rescue.
According to the rights organisation, Odhikar, 402 people disappeared between January 2009 and October 2017.
Of the 402 victims, 52 were found dead, 198 returned alive or were shown arrested while the whereabouts of the 152 were not known yet.

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