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Police crack Uttarakhand kidnapping case within 40 hrs

The abducted boy —Harshit (17) — student of class XII was rescued  from the clutches of five kidnappers at village Jaggitpur under Kankhal police station in Haridwar district.

They demanded a ransom of Rs 5 crore from the family of the boy. But somehow the ransom deal was negotiated on the amount of Rs 34 lakh. The father of the boy Girish Tayal who is a senior
BSNL officer posted at Muzaffarnagar (UP) approached the police for the safety of his son. In the entire episode, the police acted secretly and swiftly.     

The police have also recovered Rs 34 lakhs, mobile phones and other valuables including Santro car that was used in the abduction from the kidnappers. Three of the five abductors belong to same family.

As per police information, the mastermind of this kidnapping and ransom case —Sanjay Walia —was
working as contractor in Haridwar city from the past one decade. Due to financial crunch he hatched this kidnapping plan.

He along with his daughter Meenakshi, son Ashish, Saranjeet and Denial was searching for a rich businessman’s son, but mistakenly, abducted Hashit at GMS road in Dehradun on last Saturday night. The victim teenager had gone for coupon recharge for the mobile phone on his scooty.

Meenakshi approached the boy on some pretext, and trapped the victim in their pre-planned modus operandi.

Later, they made a ransom call of Rs 5 crore to the victim’s father. The father approached the police for safe release of his son.

The mobile used by the abductors was on constant surveillance of police. When the ransom money in a bag reached the particular spot near (as mentioned by mastermind), the police in a secretive manner laid the tap and all the five criminals were caught.

DIG Sanjay Gunjyal, SSP Ajay Rautela and STF SSP Sadanand Datte in a press conference held at SSP office on Monday, told media that the kidnapped boy has reached his home safely and all the valuables and ransom money have been recovered from the kidnappers in a joint search operation by STF and SOG.

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