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Mother-son duo held in businessman kidnapping case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A Mewat-based mother-son duo, wanted for their alleged involvement in a case of an Indore-based businessman, were arrested on border, the police said today.

The accused, identified as and his mother Meman, were carrying rewards of Rs 50,000 each from the Police upon their arrest, Pramod Singh Kushwah, of Police (Special Cell) said.

Based on a tip off, the police laid a trap near a bus stand on border where the accused Akram had come to meet his associate in at around 9 pm on July 7. Subsequently, Akram was arrested. Another team arrested on July 8 from ISBT Sarai Kale Khan, the DCP said.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that the duo, along with their other associates Mohd Tauhid, Nadim, and Azruddin, had planned to kidnap the Indore-based from airport. The victim was lured by the accused to come to Delhi to strike a business deal with them, Kushwah said.

They had uploaded details of a fake company in the name of "and Export" on a website by the name of "SCRAPO". When the victim arrived at Delhi airport, Akram and his associate picked him from the airport in their car promising him to show the site where the scrap was lying, earlier this year. The victim was allegedly kidnapped and held hostage in a house in Mewat's Nuh, he added.

told the police that she allowed the gang members to use her house for holding the captive where he was allegedly robbed of cash and other belongings at gunpoint, Kushwah said.

The accused also withdrew Rs 1.40 lakh from the victim's account using his debit card after taking its PIN number from him. They even shopped for Rs 1.80 lakh using the same debit card, the DCP said.

Subsequently, the victim was dumped at Alwar road from where he made calls to his family members informing them about the incident, he said.

The other accused Azruddin, and are still at large while Tauhid had been arrested earlier.

Akram and his gang were involved in similar crimes in Dharuhera and in during the last five-six months. Akram was first arrested in 2017.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 21:40 IST