Abducted Engineer rescued in Kolkata

An engineer working with a Telecom service provider, who went missing last Thursday was rescued by the police from Chandannagore in Hooghly district early Tuesday.

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2010, 13:53 PM IST

Kolkata: An engineer working with a Telecom
service provider, who went missing last Thursday was rescued
by the police from Chandannagore in Hooghly district early
Tuesday.

Souvik Bhadra (35), a resident of Durgapur near here, who
is working with the Airtel office at Salt Lake was returning
home in Durgapur on a motorbike when he was abducted at
Shaktigarh, around 45 kms from his home on Thursday night.

Though no ransom was demanded, the police said around Rs
35,000 had been withdrawn from Souvik’s two bank accounts
through ATMs in Hooghly district on Friday.

Hooghly`s Superintendent of Police Tanmoy Roychowdhury
told PTI that the abducted engineer was seen in and around
Hooghly town for the last few days after which the police
formed three search parties to trace him.

A team, led by Chandannagore OC Sukhomoy Chakraborty,
found Souvik at Devipur Notun Para in the Hooghly district,
Roychowdhury said.

A suspect, identified as Surojit Singh has been arrested
from Balia district in UP in connection with the abduction,
the OC said.

Souvik said, "During my journey home, I took a halt
at Saktigarh at around 9:10 PM for a cup of tea when a van and
a motorbike blocked my way. Six people then pushed me inside
the van. After initially taking me to an area in the Budbud
police station area in Burdwan district they locked me in a
room at Devipur at Chandannagore from where I was rescued."

PTI