The accused had kidnapped 31-year-old Kulwinder Singh of Haibowal Kalan from his workshop and taken him to Jalandhar in a car. With the help of Jalandhar police, Ludhiana police rescued the businessman and arrested the accused. According to the police officials, the victim was supposed to pay Rs 9.5 lakh to one of the accused, however he was not paying the same and therefore he along with his accomplices hatched this conspiracy to get the money.
Kulwinder had his automobile workshop on Chuharpur road.
In her complaint to police, Kulwinder’s wife Amanpreet Kaur said her husband had gone to his workshop around 12 noon. Later in the evening, she received a call from one of his friends, Ali, informing her that some people had kidnapped Kulwinder from the workshop. Initially, she was too scared to tell anyone about it. By midnight, she received a call from an unknown number. The caller stated that they had kidnapped Kulwinder and she should pay Rs 9.5 lakh as ransom for his release.
She said the accused asked her to arrange the money and transfer it into their account by morning. The accused also threatened to harm her husband in case she approached the police.
Despite the warning, Amanpreet informed Ludhiana police. Further, Ludhiana police found the location of the caller in Jalandhar. Thereafter, the Jalandhar police were informed about it. Ludhiana and Jalandhar police managed to nab the accused and rescue the businessman.
An official of Ludhiana police said, “Earlier, Kulwinder worked as an immigration agent. He had taken Rs 9.50 lakh from Jalandhar resident Rahul to send him abroad. However, Kulwinder had neither sent him abroad, nor returned the money. Rahul chose a wrong way to get his money back. He approached four of his accomplices who executed the plan. After kidnapping Kulwinder, the accused had taken him to Rahul’s house in Jalandhar.”
ASI Lakhwinder Masih from Haibowal police said the police have arrested Rahul of Jalandhar, Chamkaur Singh of Karamsar colony, Manjeet Singh, Nanda Colony and Bhajan Singh of Bhora Colony. A case under Sections 365 (kidnapping), 506 (Criminal intimidation) and 34 (act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC has been registered against them.