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5 get life term for kidnapping Mumbai man in Haryana

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Five persons hailing from were Friday sentenced to by a sessions court here for a 23-year-old man for a ransom of Rs 5 lakh.

(40), Ilyaz Khan (40), (24), Kasam Merv (25) and (25) were found guilty of offences committed under section 364 (a) and other provisions of the IPC by V G Bisht.

The prosecution had examined 14 witnesses, including the victim and his brother, who was also the complainant, during the course of trial, said.

During his deposition, the victim's brother, Pankaj Gupta, told the court that he was working at a shoe store in Vasai as a

In July 2014, he received a call from a person who informed him that he was looking for a man for gold trading in

After negotiating salary, the caller then asked Gupta to come to (in Haryana) for further discussion.

As per discussion, Pankaj met the caller there, who introduced him as Rahul (later identified as Wahid Jogi).

The other accused were also present there, Pankaj said.

The accused had a discussion about setting up the business and then he returned home.

Few days later, Pankaj received a call from Rahul, asking him to come to again for some verification.

On this occasion, Pankaj sent his brother, Pravin, to as he could not get leave from his job.

Following his arrival at Faridabad, the accused took to a village and held him captive.

They demanded Rs 5 lakh from Pankaj and threatened to kill if the ransom amount was not paid.

Meanwhile, Pankaj approached and lodged a complaint.

A team of the branch and went to Faridabad, and with the help of local police, a trap was laid and the accused were arrested when they had come to collect the ransom amount, the investigating told court.

The police rescued as well.

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

First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 22:35 IST
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