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24 Aug 2018

Abducted Indian man stuck in Bangladesh, family seeks PM's help

Man stuck in Bangladesh, family seeks PM's help

The family members of an Indian national, Phalgun Arengh (66), lodged in police custody in Bangladesh after being allegedly abducted and taken there, have sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's help in bringing him back.

Arengh, a resident of Hatimara village in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills, had been abducted by Bangladeshi miscreants from his residence on May 24.

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Man stuck in Bangladesh, family seeks PM's help

West Garo Hills SP confirmed the man's presence in Bangladesh

Confirming the presence of the man in Bangladesh, West Garo Hills SP MGR Kumar said since the matter involved a foreign country, the Border Security Force (BSF), the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and the IG, Special Branch, were being consulted.

Letter to PM

NGO AIJIF, which visited man's family, writes letter to PM

The Achik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF), a social organization, which visited Arengh's family, has recently sought help from Modi.

"We want to bring to your notice that an innocent man, an Indian citizen, was victimized by criminals from Bangladesh and is still facing immense hardship and pain for past three months," Alex K Sangma, AIJIF Director, said in a letter to PM.

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Man was able to escape his captors: AIJIF Director

Arengh was able to escape his captors on June 2 and had reached Christianpara area in Bangladesh, the AIJIF Director, Sangma, claimed.

"He was helped by villagers of Christianpara and handed over to the Bangladesh police in a very poor physical condition. He is in custody of the Sribordi police station in Sherpur district of Bangladesh," Sangma said.

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