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Their targets were luxury car owners

delhi Updated: Jan 25, 2010 23:47 IST
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Kamal Goel (40) and Vinay Mishra (25) who allegedly kidnapped the 11-year-old student of GD Goenka Public School in Rohini did not want to leave anything to chance.

“They even called the school at 7:30 am on January 22 and asked if the school was open for the day,” said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

But Delhi Police caught them before they could enjoy the Rs. 1.5 crore ransom they were paid.

Also, the two reportedly targetted people with luxury cars.

“Ravi Aggarwal, the father of the kidnapped boy, owned a BMW car,” said the officer.

The two had earlier made an unsuccessful attempt at kidnapping the owner of Jagat Basmati Rice, Gaurav Aggarwal. He too owned a BMW car.

The employer of Goel and Mishra is a close friend of Ravi Aggarwal, the owner of a cottage industry and a television studio.

“They called an accomplice Dharmender from Rohtak, Haryana. They kidnapped the boy and confined him at Goel’s house in Sector 9, Rohini,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Atul Katiyar.

Police said the Aggarwal family received the first ransom call on January 22 at 5 pm. The accused had asked for Rs. 2 crore. Later, they climbed down to Rs. 1.5 crore.

“The family was scared for the safety of the child, so they paid. The kidnappers told them to come to Anand Vihar with the cash. There they told Ravi Aggarwal to get down from the car and took the car with them,” said the officer. “They moved the money to their Maruti car after then called Aggarwal to tell him the location of his car.”

They later called the family and gave them the location of the boy.

Police recovered Rs. 1.46 crore from Goel's house.