Man abducted over 'business rivalry' rescued in Patna
Kolkata: A man, who was abducted from Tiljala a few days ago, was rescued from Bihar by police on Thursday. During preliminary investigation, police officers came to know that the abduction took place over business rivalry.
According to a source, on May 4, Afreen Warsi, a resident of PG Road in Tiljala, lodged a complaint with the police against the abduction of
her husband by some criminals. She told the police that a few days ago some criminals, who were identified as Rajesh and Sushant, informed her over the phone that her husband identified as Niranjan Kumar alias Aman Warsi has been kidnapped and the alleged kidnappers demanded a ransom Rs 80 lakh. After the complaint was lodged with the police, the Anti Rowdy Squad (ARS) of Detective Department took charge of the case.
The mobile numbers which were used to call up Afreen were traced. Meanwhile, Afreen kept bargaining with the kidnappers to reduce the ransom amount. After a few days, the ransom amount was fixed at Rs 6 lakh.
Police officers traced the phone numbers at Jhajha in Jamui district of Bihar. A team of Anti Rowdy Squad immediately rushed to Jhajha.
Afreen was told by the police to inform kidnappers that she is on her way with the money. When kidnappers thought that they were about to get the money and were waiting for Afreen, the Kolkata Police team managed to spot one of the kidnappers identified as Ranjit with the help from Bihar Police.
Later, Niranjan was rescued from a nearby place.
A source informed a few more persons were behind the abduction. Niranjan is a resident of Patna but at present lives in Tiljala where he owns a grocery shop.
He was involved in some business deals with one of accused named in the FIR. It is suspected that there could be some dispute between Niranjan and the accused which led to the abduction.
Niranjan was brought to Kolkata by the police officers. Search is on to nab other culprits, including the mastermind of the case.