5 males have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping their 20-year-old buddy and making an attempt to extort ransom from his mother and father, Ghaziabad police stated on Thursday.
Vinay Shukla, a resident of Grasp Park in Khoda space of the district, had lodged a grievance of kidnapping of his son Saurabh, 20, on Wednesday evening. He obtained three cellphone calls concerning a ransom of Rs 15 lakh and knowledgeable police on the emergency ”Dial 112”, Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani instructed PTI.
An FIR was registered underneath Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 364A (kidnapping for ransom) and 507 (felony intimidation by an nameless communication), the SSP added.
Upon getting inputs primarily based on the decision element information, police raided a home in Navneet Nagar of Khoda space the place the sufferer was held hostage by the youths. Police rescued Saurabh from the clutches of the abductors as he was tied with a rope.
Police arrested all 5 kidnappers — Asif, Rizwan, Sanjay, Sudhir and Harshit Thakur. Three cell phones used within the crime, a country-made pistol, two dwell cartridges, a knife, rope and cello tape have been recovered from their possession, the SSP stated.
Upon interrogation, the group of youths stated Harshit, an outdated buddy of Saurabh, picked up the latter from his home on the pretext of introducing him to a lady. When he reached there, they tied him and made a video to indicate his mother and father for extorting the ransom.
Asif referred to as the daddy thrice and warned of dire penalties if the ransom was not paid. The lads confessed that that they had requested for the ransom to dwell a lavish life, Mr Naithani added.