Abducted businessman Aniruddha Roy returns home

Aniruddha Kumar Roy, a businessman who was abducted on Aug 27 from Gulshan in Dhaka, has returned home, his wife said.

Liton Haider Chief Crime Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 18 Nov 2017, 10:17 AM
Updated : 18 Nov 2017, 10:17 AM

He returned to his Gulshan home early Friday, his wife Shashwati Roy said. She did not disclose further details on his captivity.

Asked about the matter on Saturday, Gulshan Police Station OC Abu Bakar Siddique told bdnews24.com that they had not heard of Roy’s return.

A group of men on a microbus abducted Roy from in front of Gulshan-1’s Union Bank on Aug 27, his driver said.

Roy is the managing director of RMM Leathers. He also served as an ‘honorary consul’ for Belarus.

The Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Council sought Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s help in finding him.

Roy immigrated to Canada in 2005 under the Quebec Immigrant Investor Programme before relocating to Toronto three years later, the Toronto Star reported citing his family.

He owns several factories in Dhaka that manufacture garments and shoes, and employs 5,000 people. He has travelled regularly between Canada and Bangladesh to run his businesses.

Journalist Utpal Das and university teacher Mubashar Hasan and several other individuals have recently gone missing. It has been alleged that government agencies are involved in ‘abductions’.

The home minister and the police chief said last week that they were making concerted efforts to find the missing persons. They said they hoped the missing would be found soon.