The CCTV footage showed that poet and columnist Farhad Mazhar was roaming around Khulna New Market area from 4pm-6pm.
Earlier, Mazhar claimed that he was kidnapped by unknown miscreants in the early hours of the July 3 from Adabar in the capital and they released him in Khulna at around 7:00 PM.
Police found him in a 'Hanif Paribahan' bus around 11:30 pm on the same day while he was returning to Dhaka from Khulna.
Replying to a query about whether Farhad was carrying a bag or not, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Thursday at a press briefing said the columnist had admitted to carrying a bag with him during his statement under section 164 in a court. The bag was also seen in the CCTV footage.
Earlier his family member claimed that there was no bag with him when Farhad Mazhar left the house