IGP in press conference
Farhad Mazhar was not abducted
Inspector General of Police A K M Shahidul Hoque on Saturday said that as per information available to police, it appeared that Poet and columnist Farhad Mazhar had not been kidnapped.
"We think he was not abducted," the IGP boss said, adding that more information is necessary to reach a final conclusion on the matter.
He came up with this statement in a seminar on Measures to Prevent Drug Abuse at the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB Bhaban) organized by Jamuna Bank Foundation on Saturday.
There will be an investigation into the matter, he added.
Earlier on July 3, Farhad Mazhar was said to have been kidnapped by unknown miscreants from Adabar in the capital in the early hours.
Later, police found him aboard a 'Hanif Paribahan' bus at Nayapara in Abhaynagar upazila of Jessore district while he was returning to Dhaka from Khulna.