A six-year-old little one was rescued and 5 individuals who allegedly kidnapped him have been arrested after an encounter in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district on Saturday, officers mentioned.
Some individuals, allegedly carrying identification playing cards of the Well being Division, had come to a locality in Colonelganj on Friday afternoon on the pretext of distributing masks, in keeping with police.
The grandson of gutkha dealer Rajesh Kumar Gupta was standing at a distance when the suspects approached him to present hand sanitiser and pulled him contained in the car. Later, the household received a name from a lady for a ransom Rs four crore, a police official mentioned.
In a joint operation, the particular process drive (STF) and the police rescued the kid and arrested 5 kidnappers following an encounter, Extra Chief Secretary (Dwelling) Awanish Awasthi mentioned.
The automobile used for kidnapping and three weapons have additionally been recovered, Mr Awasthi mentioned, including that two of the abductors had additionally suffered accidents in the course of the encounter.
These arrested have been recognized as Suraj Pandey, Chhavi Pandey, Raj Pandey, Umesh Yadav and Deepu Kashyap, he mentioned.
A reward of Rs 2 lakh had been declared for the joint group of the STF and police, which efficiently carried out the operation, the official added.