The abduction of a bank official from Balukhali in Ukhia by alleged Rohingya terrorists has come to an end. Finally, the police arrested the bank official and his father along with Tk 20 lakh.
Hafez Hamidul Hossain, cash officer of Ukhia Balukhali branch of Al Arfa Islami Bank, was abducted in broad daylight on June 30. After that, the terrorists were demanding a ransom of Tk 20 lakh from his family.
The abductee’s uncle said that Rohingya terrorists detained Hamid in their house and beat him up and demanded a ransom of Tk 20 lakh from his father Khairul Alam on his mobile phone. Later, the family members of law enforcement agencies including Ukhia and Teknaf police stations were informed about the incident. The abduction was reported to have taken place on the morning of June 30.
After that, the members of the law enforcement agencies became active and it was announced that the bank official was released on Friday night.
But on Saturday night, law enforcement officers took Hamid away from his home. The mystery was further heightened as he could not be traced to any police station in Ukhia Teknaf.
According to the latest information, the police of the nearby Naikhyangchhari police station took him away from his house and started investigating the matter. This brings out the real story of the abduction drama. Police recovered Tk 20 lakh from a house in Kanjarpara, the village officer’s village, and Hamid and his father Khairul Alam were taken into police custody.
It is learned that on June 30, on his way to the bank, a customer paid him Rs 22 lakh 50 thousand to deposit in the bank. However, it is still unknown who gave the money to Hamid. It is not known why Naikhyangchhari police launched an investigation after the incident took place in Ukhia and the officer’s house in Teknaf