The city police have arrested two persons in connection with the abduction of promoter of JMD Group and his son. According to the FIR filed against five accused, the developer was asked to pay Rs 20 crore before he was abducted in his own Audi car.
The FIR was registered on Saturday by Pawan Abbi, vice-president of the real estate company.
The arrested persons have been identified as Arshdeep alias Monu Rana and Pardip Pahalwan. Both are from Jatola village of Sonepat district. The police are yet to arrest the other three accused, including Deepak Sharma and Rajesh Lohchab.
Though the police remained tight-lipped on whether the developer paid the ransom, sources revealed that the developer and others were released the same day within three hours after a handsome amount was paid.
Gurgaon police commissioner Alok Mittal said that two of the accused had been arrested and their car was also recovered.
Sunil Bedi, 55, promoter of JMD Group, his 33-year-old son Karan and another executive were abducted in their luxury car from the crowded MDI Chowk on Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road but returned to their Delhi home within three hours on Friday.
Arshdeep, who was arrested on Saturday, is a B.Tech and had worked with the JMD group earlier. Another accused, who had hatched the conspiracy, has been identified as a person from Bahadurgarh who had worked with the CMD on some projects.
The police also recovered Swift DZire used by the abductors. According to the police, Deepak Sharma, acting as a consultant of a finance company along with Rajesh Lohchab and Arshdeep, contacted Abbi offering his company a loan of R100 crore and later started demanding a fund of R20 crore for a political party which Abbi refused to oblige.
However, Lohchab and Arshdeep invited Bedi for a meeting for discussing a project in Sector 14. Here Bedi, his son Karan and Abbi were offered juice laced with sedatives. They were taken to a room where eight armed men were present.
After this, when the trio wanted to get into their car, they were pushed into and overpowered by armed goons who sped away and the driver of their car was dumped at Dhaula Kuan. However, Bedi was brought to his Greater Kailash house where the abductors repeated their demand of R20 crore for the release of Bedi’s son. And here a deal was struck and an unknown amount was paid to the abductors.