Kidnapped businessman Aniruddha returns home | 2017-11-19 |

Kidnapped businessman Aniruddha returns home

Staff Correspondent     19th November, 2017 01:50:37 printer

Businessman Aniruddha Kumar Roy, who was allegedly abducted from the capital’s Gulshan area on August 27, returned home, his family said.

He came back to his Gulshan house early Friday, his wife Shashwati Roy said without elaborating further.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Gulshan Police Station Abu Bakar Siddique said they did not hear anything about Aniruddha’s return.

A group of men abducted him from in front of Union Bank at Gulshan-1 on August 27, his driver said. Aniruddha is the managing director of RMM Leathers. He also served as an ‘honorary consul’ for Belarus.


Earlier, Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Council sought Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s intervention to find out the businessman.

Aniruddha 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 employ around 5,000 people.

He has travelled regularly between Canada and Bangladesh to run his businesses.

Journalist Utpal Das, North South University teacher Dr Mubashar Hasan and several other individuals have recently gone missing.

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 that the missing persons would be found soon.

On the other hand, law enforcers are yet to trace out the missing persons, including NSU teacher Dr Mubashar and journalist Utpal. 

Disappearances of the university teacher, journalist and several other persons have created panic among common people.

Dr Mubashar went missing in the capital last week while journalist Utpal remained missing for over one month.  

Journalists working at different electronic and print media under the banner of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) and Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) continued their demonstrations, demanding rescue of Utpal Das.

Utpal, a senior reporter of news portal, remained traceless since October 10.