A mid-ranking leader of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL), who was abducted from the capital's Lalmatia area on Friday, was rescued from Kanchan bridge in Purbachal city of the capital early Saturday.
Miscreants released Parvez Hossain Sarker, a member of Cumilla district (North) unit Awami League and former chairman of Titas upazila parishad, around 12:30am, Mohammadpur police station officer-in-charge Jamal Uddin Mir said.
Later, the AL leader contacted his family over phone, reports UNB.
Being informed, a team of police along with family members rescued him from the area.
Parvez, however, could not tell anything to police instantly as he was feeling drowsy, said the OC.
Earlier, unidentified miscreants picked up Parvez while he was returning home after saying his Juma prayers at Lalmatia Minar Mosque around 2:00pm on Friday.