Sources in the police said Oberoi had denied having engaged Kumar or Rahul, adding that Oberoi had said he had an employee with whom he had once or twice seen the suspects, but none of them were ever employed. Oberoi also denied the claims of the suspects that he had to pay them any dues.
The police claimed that they were tracking the employee named by Oberoi who was sacked last year and would soon be questioning him.
Meanwhile, Kumar, who allegedly planned and executed the plot of calling up Oberoi, was produced in the court and was sent to judicial custody on Saturday.
Kumar had claimed that Oberoi employed him around 18 months ago and Oberoi had failed to pay him his dues after which he had planned to threaten Oberoi, forcing him to pay the money.
Pistol recoveredPolice have recovered a country-made pistol from Vinod Kumar's house in Tarn Taran. Kumar, 28, is the prime suspect in the case and had allegedly made ransom calls and shot at Gurjeet Singh Oberoi's car to make him believe that the calls he made were from Babbar Khalsa International. He had procured the pistol allegedly for the purpose.