Two days after being kidnapped from Sankrail police station in West Midnapore district by armed Maoists, police officer Atindranath Dutta returned to his residence in Kolkata [ Images ] in the wee hours of Friday.
Escorted by commandos from the state police department, Dutta was greeted by his mother, wife, daughter, in-laws and other relatives, when he reached home at approximately 2.30 am.
On Thursday night, Dutta was handed over unharmed to journalists at a field in Lalgarh by the Left-wing ultras, after the women arrested by the security forces during anti-Maoist operations in West Midnapore district were released on bail by a local court.
After his release, Dutta reported to the Jhargram police station and also went for a medical check-up, before finally heading for his house.
Senior officials of the state police (intelligence wing) are scheduled to meet him later today to enquire about the incident. The motorcycle-borne Maoists had looted over Rs nine lakh from a State Bank of India [ Get Quote ] branch loctaed near a police station in Sankrail, before killing two other officers and taking Dutta, officer-in-charge of the police station, as hostage on Tuesday.