Arnab Roy, assistant returning officer and nodal officer of NREGA in Nadia, who had gone missing from Bipradas Choudhury Polytechnic College in Krishnagar on 18 April afternoon, was found from Howrah station area in West Bengal on Thursday morning.

A team of CID officials engaged in tracking his location claimed that soon after his location was detected in Howrah station area, they rushed to the site and rescued him and took him to his parents-in-laws’ house at Shibpur in Howrah.

“We have found Mr Roy from Howrah station area and he is fine,” said a CID officer adding that he looked tired.

Asked whether Roy was abducted or he was hiding on his own, the officer said, “We will talk to him to find out what actually happened. We will accompany him to Bhabani Bhaban for interrogation”.

Roy (32), a deputy magistrate at Krishnagar collectorate, who was in charge of EVMs and VVPATs for the parliamentary polls of Krishnagar and Ranaghat constituencies, left his official quarters for his poll duty at Bipradas Choudhury Polytechnic College on Thursday morning.

The driver of his vehicle has said that Roy went inside the premise of the polytechnic college soon after getting down from the vehicle.

He went missing from there.