Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) on Saturday voiced deep concern over the attempted kidnapping of senior journalist Amir Khasru by a group of miscreants.
The DRU leaders including its President Shahed Chowdhury and General Secretary Elias Khan in a statement urged the authorities concerned to find out the persons involved in kidnapping bid and demanded exemplary measures against them.
“Such incident is condemnable. Such attempt goes against free and independent journalism,” the statement said.
Unidentified miscreants tried to kidnap Amir Khasru, also amaderbudhbar.com editor, on Thursday midnight in front of his house on Green Road. He, however, escaped the kidnap attempt and safely entered the house.
He alleged that some miscreants might have planned to kidnap him out of anger against his writings.