The Chattogram Journalists' Union has urged the law enforcers to swiftly identify and arrest the culprits who abducted Golam Sarwar, a staff correspondent of the Ajker Surjodoy.
The journalists' body handed over a memorandum of their demands to the Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) Commissioner Saleh Mohammad Tanvir on Tuesday.
The CMP commissioner told the journalists they have already examined video footages and some other pieces of evidence collected to identify the abductors. Two police teams have been working on the case.
He also said a special committee was formed to assist the investigation teams, expressing optimism that the culprits will be brought under law very soon.
During the meeting, President of Chattogram Journalists' Union Mohammad Ali said, "The experience Golam Sarwar recounted after he had been rescued is a matter of deep concern for professional journalists."
"However, it is a matter of pity there is no visible progress in identifying and arresting the abductors, although six days have passed since the incident," said Ali.
The organisation's General Secretary M Shamsul Islam said, "If the culprits go unpunished, independent journalism in the country will be threatened."
Chattogram Journalists' Union's Senior Vice President Ratan Kanti Debashish, Vice President Anindya Tito, Joint Secretary Sabur Shuva, Organising Secretary Iftekharul Islam, Publicity and Publication Secretary Iftekhar Foisal, and Executive Member Mohorom Hosain, among others, were present at that time.