Police arrest Rab member, 2 others for alleged abduction attempt of businessman

Police arrested three people, including a member of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), in the city on Saturday on charge of trying to abduct a travel agency businessman on Mohakhali flyover on Friday night.

Police also seized a toy pistol, one handcuff, one black jacket of Rab, and one private car from their possessions.

The arrestees were identified as Al Momen, 26, a member of Rab-1 battalion, Rab's informant Arain Ahmed Joy, 23, and Farhad Hossain, 22.

Shahidul, the victim, filed a case accusing the four people including the Rab member with Banani Police Station.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Banani Police Station Nur-e-Azam Mia said that a case was filed by one Shahidul, a travel agency businessman, accusing four people in connection with Friday midnight’s abduction attempt.

Among the arrestees, Joy was arrested from the spot Friday midnight, while Rab member Momen and his accomplice Farhad Hossain were arrested later.

According to the First Information Report (FIR), The incident took place around 2:15 am on Friday night. Travel agency trader Shahidul along with his nephew named Md Riaj was returning to his home in Singair of Manikganj from the Airport area by a rented private car after meeting with one of his friends named Tarik late at night. When they were passing through Mohakhali flyover, suddenly the arrestees from another private car intercepted their car and tried to abduct them at gunpoint.

As they (Shahidul and Joy) cried out for help, a journalist team of a private satellite channel and several people, who were crossing the flyover, came forward to help them. At one stage, a police member, who was returning after completion of his duty from the Gulshan area, also joined to help them.

At one stage, sensing danger, the Rab member along with two others, fled the scene, but Rab’s informant Joy was detained from the spot and he was then handed over to Banani Police Station. Police also recovered a toy pistol from his possession.

Source: United News of Bangladesh