Narayanganj, Bangladesh (BBN)- Police on Wednesday recovered the bodies of abducted councillor of Narayanganj City Corporation Nazrul Islam, advocate Chandan Sarkar and four others from Shitalakhya river at Kilagachia area in Narayanganj, three days’ after their abduction.

Meanwhile, the supporters of Nazrul put barricades at different points of the Dhaka-Chittagong highway stretching from Signboard area to Mouchak of Narayanganj protesting the deaths.

A total of seven people including NCC word No 2 councillor Nazrul Islam and Chandan Sarkar were abducted on Sunday from Linkroad area of Narayanganj, nearly 25 kilometers away from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Relatives identified the bodies of Nazrul, his aides-Tajul, Swapan and Liton-and advocate Chandan Sarkar and his driver Ibrahim after the recovery.

The body of Jahangir, the driver of Nazrul, is yet to be found.

The bodies which were found floating in Shitalakhya river earlier in the day became decomposed.

The hand and legs of all the deceased were tied up, police said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the home ministry of Bangladesh has withdrawn five top administrators of Narayanganj district over the abduction spree.

The top officials who are withdrawn are: Narayanganj District Administrator Monoj Kanti Baral, Superintendent of Police in Narayangjanj Syed Nurul Islam, Commanding Officer of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-11 Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mahmud, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Fatullah Police Station Akter Hossain and Siddhirganj OC Abdul Matin.

Nazrul Islam and his four aides — Tajul, Swapan, Liton and Jahangir — were kidnapped from Adalatpara around 1:45pm Sunday.

They were leaving the court area after Nazrul, former general secretary of Narayanganj Chhatra League, got bail in a case, said Nazrul's wife Selina Islam.

They were in Nazrul's private car when abducted. Police found the car at Rajendrapur in Gazipur around 9:00pm on Sunday, but have yet to rescue the victims.

Around the time the five were kidnapped, senior lawyer Chandan Sarkar and his driver Ibrahim were abducted from the court area, family members said.

Police recovered Chandan's car from the capital's Gulshan around 10:00pm Monday.

Selina claimed her husband and four of his aides were abducted by Rab members.

BBN/AN/AD/30Apr14-6:10pm (BST)