Rahim, 31, who worked as an intermediary between auto rickshaw sellers and buyers, went into hiding with money he owed his partners, on April 18 last year.
He had apparently been living in Patuakhali, working in different grocery shops. He was reportedly in the process of setting up his own shop.
Meanwhile, in a case filed on his alleged abduction, his business partners were arrested.
Rahim, son of late Matab Ali Akon from Dohar, Dhaka, filled a General Diary (GD) on April 17 last year claiming that his life was under threat, with the Dohar police station of the same year.
The next day, Rahim’s son Md. Sifat filed an abduction case with the Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate Court making his business partners Kamrul Hawladar, Liton Madbar, one Altaf and an anonymous person, the prime accused.
Local police arrested Kamrul and Liton, the two main accused in the abduction case. They were later released per the direction of the High Court. Rahim had entered into a partnership with them in March, 2018.
Family members of Rahim helped to create the scene of the abduction, said Sub-Inspector (SI) of PBI Saleh Imran.
Local police station had been clueless about the whereabouts of Rahim even after 11 months. Because of a failure of the local police, Police Headquarters handed over the case to PBI in May this year.
After taking charge, PBI arrested Rahim within 30 days.
Talking to the Business Standard, PBI’s Imran said that they detained Rahim within a short period with the help of technology and got to know that Rahim was hiding to avoid his business partners.
“Abdur Rahim was sent to jail on Thursday and confessed to staging his own abduction,’’ he added.