Noida company’s CEO foils attempt to kidnap him
Armed men on Friday night unsuccessfully tried to abduct the chief executive officer (CEO) of a US-based software company’s Noida unit, reports Kapil Datta.delhi Updated: Sep 28, 2008 00:44 IST
Armed men on Friday night unsuccessfully tried to abduct the chief executive officer (CEO) of a US-based software company’s Noida unit.
Ashish Dwiedi, the CEO of Expedien eSolution Limited located at Sector 63 Noida, said he left office at 9.30 pm on Friday.
“I was driving back home in my Honda Civic car. I noticed a Tavera car, which remained a few metres away from my car and at times it crossed me, but again slowed down and moved back. I could not sense they were following me and could assault me, otherwise I would have taken help from police chowkis or patrolling vehicles,” said Dwiedi.
He added, “As I neared my house and slowed down, the Tavera overtook me and forced me to halt my car. A few men got down and asked me to open the door. When I resisted they broke the windshield and pulled me out of the car”.
“Then they tried to push me into their car and kidnap me. I forcibly resisted their attempt. They hit me on my head with an iron rod, which left a deep wound and blood started oozing out. Inspite of it I kept on rolling on the road and foiled their attempt to push me inside their car. Meanwhile a few people gathered and came to my rescue. Seeing them the assailants fled away. I was rushed to Kailash hospital,” said Dwiedi
Superintendent of Police(City) A.K.Tripathi, said, “An FIR has been registered on the victim’s complaint against unknown assailants, who tried to kidnap him.”
This comes close to atleast several other incidents in the last one month where atleast seven persons have been robbed of their cars and other valuables including money by a gang operating in various areas.
Initially the police had registered cases of theft against unknown assailants, but later after the Noida Phase II police got hold of the gang, the police said that the gang members were responsible for all the cases of theft that had taken place.
Their modus operandi was such that they would get into an argument with the victims after hitting their car.
Then the gang would overpower the victims and take them to an ATM at gunpoint to withdraw cash.
One of the arrested robber Vinit Bhatti was a BBA student and belongs to an affluent family, the police officials said.
Three cars, an LCD TV, digital cameras, jewellery and other goods were recovered from them.