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I was blindfolded, taken to unknown place: Utpal

Sun Online Desk     20th December, 2017 06:44:49 printer

I was blindfolded, taken to unknown place: Utpal

Journalist Utpal Das, who had gone missing over two months back and set free in Narayanganj early Wednesday, has said the kidnappers blindfolded him and taken to an unknown place in a microbus, UNB reports.


"I was taken to a place where I had to stay in a tin-roofed house. I was not tortured there. They provided me food regularly but some masked men used to demand money," he told local journalists after his return home here with Bhulta thana police of Narayanganj.


"I couldn't see their faces as they used to come to me wearing masks," Utpal added.


Utpal said he was picked up from in front of Dhanmondi's Star Kebab restaurant on October 10 last while he was talking to one of his relatives over phone.


Utpal, son of Chittaranan Das of Raipura upazila of Narsingdi, is a senior correspondent for online news portal purbapashchimbd.news.


On Tuesday night, a microbus dropped him off at a CNG filling station of Bhulta area in Narayanganj's Rupganj upazila.


Utpal then called his family members from a nearby shop and informed about his location.


On information, Bhulta police rescued him, took him to Bhulta police outpost and then handed him over to his parents.


His family members took him to Raipura in Narsingdi early Wednesday.


Officer-in-charge of Raipura police station Delwar Hossain said Utpal is now with his parents and they have taken all the necessary steps to ensure his safety.