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FBI announces $20,000 reward for information on Bangladesh-origin man

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Published: 12:50, 4 March 2024

FBI announces $20,000 reward for information on Bangladesh-origin man

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of Bangladesh-origin Ruhel Choudhury.

Ruhel has ties to the Hollis, Queens Village, and Jamaica areas of Queens, New York. He may transport and sell used cars, according to the FBI.

Ruhel Choudhury is wanted for his alleged involvement in two kidnappings that occurred on March 27, 2023, and May 11, 2023, in Queens, New York.

He and others allegedly abducted the victims off the street and then robbed, tortured, and drugged them.

One victim was held for ransom and sexually assaulted.

Ruhel allegedly provided and drove the vehicles used to confine and transport the victims to various locations in Queens during the kidnappings.

He also allegedly assaulted and threatened the victims. Ruhel was indicted in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, New York, and a federal warrant was issued for his arrest on January 9, 2024, after he was charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of kidnapping conspiracy.