Two persons arrested for kidnapping youth
Kolkata: Two persons have been arrested by the officers of Baguiati police station for allegedly abducting a youth and demanding ransom.
Later, police came to know that the accused persons had some business relation with the victim. The duo has been produced before the Barasat Court and was remanded to police custody for three days.
According to the police, on Tuesday morning, Shaikh Rafik Ali lodged a complaint at the Baguiati police station against an unknown person who called him on his mobile phone and stated that he has kidnapped his son Kawsar Ali. The unidentified caller demanded Rs 15 lakh in lieu of which Kawsar will be released, Rafik Ali said.
Ali informed the police that on Monday morning around 11 am, his son Kawsar, who deals in second hand cars, left home. But he did not return on his usual time. None of his family could reach him on his mobile phone. On Monday around 9:20 pm, Rafik Ali received a ransom call.
Following his statement sleuths started tracking Kawsar's mobile phone's tower location. During Kawsar's mobile phone's call records scrutiny sleuths got hold of some mobile numbers. Also, tracking procedure showed that Kawsar's mobile tower location matched with those mobile phone's location till it was switched off. During investigation, sleuths came to know that Sariful Mondal, the prime suspect, whose name cropped up when the mobile numbers were scrutinised, had some business relation with Kawsar.
Police came to know that Kawsar had borrowed money from Sariful. Police located Sariful through mobile phone's tower location and nabbed him. After interrogating Sariful police arrested another accused person identified as Arun Mondal of Asoknagar and rescued Kawsar. A SUV was also seized which was used to abduct Kawsar.
During preliminary interrogation, officers came to know that Kawsar was not returning Sariful's money. Thus he hatched the plan to abduct him and recover the same. But it is not clear that how much money Kawsar had borrowed from him. Both the accused will be interrogated after during their police remand. Apart from that, Kawsar was also produced before the same court for recording of his judicial statement.