Abducted financial consultant in Chennai rescued

No complaint filed against kidnappers.

Chennai: The city police rescued a 32-year-old private financial consultant, abducted from neighbouring Kancheepuram, on Friday night.

Sources said Raman, (32), resident of Perungalathur, was abducted by a gang at the behest of his clients in ransom to the money he owed them, when he went to a temple in Thekkupet, around 9.30 am.

Raman called his wife Sowmya around noon, and told her that a gang held him in a star hotel in Ashok Nagar, and she needs to bring about Rs 16.5 lakhsto bail him out.

At around 6 pm, the woman approached Ashok Nagar police, who after deliberating with the superiors took up the case, and deployed cops in plainclothes around the hotel.

SI Rajaraman, who accompanied the woman in civvies, waited in an autorickshaw near the hotel on Jawaharlal Nehru road. The gang, which confirmed Sowmya and her toddler’s presence in the autorickshaw and that they were carrying the cash, asked her to come near the Ashok Pillar to a restaurant chain where they were waiting for money. Sowmya spotted her husband in an SUV, and the latter insisted her to get into the vehicle along with him when she insisted him to get down. In the melee, the cops rounded up the vehicle and pinned down the driver, and three others were caught while rest managed to scoot away from the spot.

Subsequently, the rescued man, and the suspects were taken to Ashok Nagar police station where they were quizzed by DCP (T. Nagar), P. Saravanan, who in turn alerted the Kancheepuram SP about the development.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Raman had taken money from a few from Kancheepuram in exchange for nearly Rs 2 crore loan, which he promised to arrange. However, he could not arrange it, and had agreed to repay the money paid to him.

The quartet along with the victim was handed over to the Vishnu Kanchi police who later let off all the four since the victim was not willing to pursue the complaint against his abductors. “He had admitted that he owed them money, and that he was going to repay it them back,’ said an investigating officer from Vishnu Kanchi police.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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