Patitapaban had been brought back to Odisha by Railway Police earlier in the day post his tracing in Madhya Pradesh.
Dhauli Police recorded the statement of the accused after his return to Odisha.
On September 11, Patitapaban staged the drama of his kidnapping. After leaving home with cash worth Rs 50,000 to purchase vehicle parts to start automobile workshop, he made a voice call to his family from Lingipur near Daya river and informed about the kidnapping.
Later based on the complaint of the accused’s family, Dhauli Police launched an investigation and recovered his wallet, bag, shoes and a knife from the spot. While Patitapaban claimed that a group of drunkards abducted him by examining CCTV footages collected by police featured him walking on the road.
With the help of Government Railway Police (GRP), the Dhauli Police traced Patitapaban at Katia Railway Station by tracking his mobile phone which led to his capture.
It is learnt that an extramarital affair is behind the kidnap drama. Patitapaban who got married to Ahalya Parida of Maliatutha village of Puri eight months ago and started living in Bijay Vihar under Dhauli was having an illicit relationship with a girl from Balanga area of Puri. To elope with his lover the accused hatched a plan of which the kidnap drama was a part.