16 Jan 2022, 22:26

2 rescued, 3 abductors held in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Jan 16, 2022 (BSS) – Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-13 rescued two abducted men and arrested three members of an organized gang of kidnappers with arms and ammunition from Phulbari Chawra village under Gangachara Upazila. “Acting on secret information, a joint operational team of RAB-13 headquarters and its Crime Prevention Specialized Company conducted a raid at the village, rescued the victims, and arrested the three kidnappers on Friday night,” said a press release tonight. The rescued persons are nursery traders Khondker Shahabul Islam, 57, and Md. Faruk Hossain, 32, of Goalkhali area under Khalishpur Upazila in Khulna district. The arrested abductors are Bachchu Chandra, 52, Swapan Roy, 22, and Khadija Begum, 37, of Rangpur district. However, some other members of the organized clique of kidnappers managed to escape. RAB sources said the kidnappers abducted the victims from Rangpur city on Friday and confined them at a house of Phulbari Chawra under Gangachara Upazila. Later, the elite force raided the house on Friday night, rescued the two victims, arrested three kidnappers, seized one locally-made pistol, a bullet, three swords, and two mobile phone sets. During interrogation, the arrested persons confessed that they have been involved in kidnapping for a long time. They were handed over to the Gangachara model police station today.
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