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Bandarban banker freed after abduction returns to family

  • KNF had demanded Tk15 lakh as ransom
  • Was abducted on Tuesday
Update : 05 Apr 2024, 01:55 PM

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Friday handed over Sonali Bank Ruma branch Manager Nizam Uddin after being rescued from his abductors.

Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director of the Legal and Media Wing of the RAB, confirmed the matter at the Hill District Council Conference Room in Bandarban town on Friday morning.

Earlier on Thursday night, the RAB members rescued the bank manager from Bathel Para area in Bandarban through mediation, he said.

On Thursday afternoon, Nizam Uddin’s wife, Nazmul Nahar, said armed separatist group Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF) demanded Tk15 lakh from his family as ransom.

The separatist group kidnapped the Sonali Bank’s Ruma upazila branch manager on Tuesday,, and tried to loot Tk1.5 crore from the vault of the Ruma branch. Unable to take the money, they kidnapped the bank manager.

They also carried out robberies at Sonali Bank and Krishi Bank branches in Thanchi upazila of Bandarban on Wednesday.

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