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3 arrested for kidnapping businessman's son

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three persons have been arrested for allegedly a 27-year-old man, son of a south Delhi-based businessman, on January 1, the police said today.

Four persons, including a former employee of the businessman, kidnapped the victim while he was returning home and demanded a ransom of Rs 4 crore, they said.

The accused used to make phone calls using the victim's phone and would keep changing their locations, travelling even to to throw the police off track, an official privy to the probe said.

Teams under the supervision of of Police (crime) conducted a probe into the case and arrested the accused on January 6 after the paid the ransom amount for his son's safe return.

According to a police official, after the accused kidnapped the victim, they kept him at an apartment complex in east and told his father pay the ransom amount on the night of January 5.

After the complied to the kidnappers' demand, the victim was released. The accused were arrested the next day from and east

One of the accused was identified as a former employee of the He was sacked two months ago and had been nursing a grudge since then, the police said.

Inspired by Bollywood films, he roped in three of his friends to exact revenge. Two of his accomplices, Ghanshyam Singh and Sunil Singh, were arrested, but one of the accused is on the run.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 20:20 IST