Vol. 4 Num 327 Fri. April 30, 2004  

No police action yet to rescue abducted trader

Police are yet to take any action to rescue a businessman of Chuadanga who was abducted on April 24.

Police do not know anything about the incident as nobody filed any case in this connection, said Sharmin Akther, duty officer of Chuadanga Sadar police station yesterday.

A gang of outlaws stormed into the house of Chitta Ranjan Das, 36, a trader of Zamzami Bazar, at about 10:00pm on Monday and took him to a undisclosed place at gunpoint, his family members said.

Two hours after the abduction, the kidnappers sent a message to his family demanding a ransom of Tk one lakh for the release of the trader.

"But we could not afford to pay such a large amount," said a family member.

The abductors are now trying to negotiate with his family about the ransom, sources said.

The victim's family did not seek intervention of the police as the abductors have threatened dire consequence if any case is filed.