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7 held for abducting doctor, his compounder

Seven persons have been arrested for abducting a doctor and his compounder from south east Delhi’s Jaitpur area last week and demanding a ransom of Rs 25 crore, police said on Tuesday. 40-year-old Vinod Kumar and his compounder Ajay (21) were rescued by a team of Delhi Police including officials of the Special Cell from Etah in UP on August 18 after the police traced Kumar’s cell phone, used by the abductors to make the ransom call, they said. Several police teams swooped down in the area forcing the abductors to flee, abandoning the doctor and his compounder, to evade arrest, DCP (South-east) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said. The duo were rescued from a forest area in Etah and raids were conducted to nab the culprits. Two of the accused —  Ram Besh and Chattar Pal were held from Farukhabad Road in Kayamganj in Uttar Pradesh, he said. Kumar and Ajay were abducted while returning home to Faridabad from the clinic in Saurabh Vihar on Jaitpur on the night of September 12. A case of kidnapping was registered at Jaitpur police station on a complaint by the doctor’s father, he added. The complainant received a ransom call of Rs 25 crore and when he expressed his inability to pay the amount, the abductors brought it down to Rs 39 lakh, Randhawa said. During interrogation, the two accused disclosed the names of their accomplices as -- Mukesh, Manish, Rahul, Gaurav and Vipin who were later arrested by police teams from different areas in Delhi and Gurgaon, he said.
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