Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate Ramchandra Singh, who was abducted by suspected Naxalites in Latehar district of the poll-bound Jharkhand, returned unharmed in Friday, the police said.
He returned to the Latehar police station along with his aide, and was closeted with DIG Shashinath Jha.
Singh, along with his aide and some supporters, was abducted on Thursday night by suspected Naxalites while returning from a function in Dhanukua village.
The abductors let off five of his supporters midway, but took away Singh and one of his aides with them.
The reason behind the abduction was yet to be known.
Singh was an RJD MLA from Maneka constituency since 2005 till its dissolution on November 1. He has been re-nominated from the seat for the forthcoming assembly polls in the state.