NEW DELHI: It took an hour-long chase in north Delhi for two Delhi police constables to foil the kidnapping of a young woman on Friday. Nineteen-year-old Muskan was rescued from three kidnappers who had lured her with her male friend, police said.
Two cops on duty near Chandkiram Akahra near Kashmere Gate ISBT on Friday evening were approached by a young man crying for help.
A hassled Himanshu told ASI Mahinder Singh and head constable Jagdish that his friend, Muskan, had been kidnapped by three men in a white Santro car.
Taking the boy along with them, the policemen chased the car for 5 kms, for an hour, before they were finally apprehended. The accused were identified as Sachin Choudhary (32), Shiv Kumar (32) and Saurabh (34). “The three men were drunk. We found several alcohol bottles in the car,” said Mahinder Singh, ASI.
“The car was speeding. We could catch them only after several attempts as they kept trying to run away. When we finally caught them, they started misbehaving with us. It was only after we took out their car keys that they stopped,” said Jagdish, a head constable.
The policemen rescued the girl near North Delhi’s Geeta Ghat area. The two policemen will be awarded for rescuing the girl, senior police officers said.
“The woman was naturally very scared and anxious when she was rescued. We tried to calm her down, when she was in the police vehicle,” added Jagdish. The car has been intercepted by the police for further investigation.
According to the police, Muskan and her friend Himanshu were waiting at the Burari bus stop to go to Wazirabad, when they asked for directions from the three men in the car. The accused offered a lift and the two hitched a ride in their car.
When the accused did not stop the car despite crossing Wazirabad, the woman started shouting. As the car‘s windows were closed, her voice was not audible. Himanshu was thrown out near the CNG station, and his phone and aadhar car were taken away. That was when the boy approached the police.