Kidnapped Panipat industrialist rescued, abductors at large
An industrialist, who was kidnapped by two unidentified persons near his factory at Babel road on Monday night, was safely rescued by the local police on Tuesday morning.chandigarh Updated: Sep 04, 2012 17:19 IST
An industrialist, who was kidnapped by two unidentified persons near his factory at Babel road on Monday night, was safely rescued by the local police on Tuesday morning.
However, before the police could nab the abductors, they managed to flee from the spot, the police said.
The deputy superintendent of police Virender Vij told Hindustan Times on Tuesday afternoon that the victim was rescued from sugarcane fields near Siwah village of the city.
Praveen Prakash, 35, a resident of New Housing Board Colony, was kidnapped after he left his dyeing unit last night.
Some motorcycle-borne persons picked up Prakash from near his factory, and blindfolded him, before taking him to an unidentified spot.
The DSP said that the victim was made to wear helmet and sit with two abductors on a motorbike.
He said: "When we got a call around 11pm, special checkpoints were established at several identified places."
Vij said the abductors initially demanded Rs 25 lakh for the safe release of Prakash, but the ransom money was reduced to Rs 15 lakh by Tuesday morning.
The police swung into action and while conducting a search operation, they found Parkash in sugarcane fields with his hands and mouth tied with a cloth.
"We kept on tracing telephone calls and on the basis of reliable intelligence inputs, the teams zeroed in places around Siwah village.