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Businessman's son found; police doubt kidnapping angle

Sat Singh , Hindustan Times   Rohtak, October 13, 2013
First Published: 22:46 IST(13/10/2013) | Last Updated: 22:50 IST(13/10/2013)

A youth from the family of jewellers, who was allegedly kidnapped on October 10 from the outskirts of the town, was found in a field of Balamba village of the district in the wee hours of Sunday.

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The family of the victim, Chakit Jain 'Pandu' (20), had protested outside the chief minister's house here on the day of alleged kidnapping. His father, Jagdish Jain, runs a sack store here, while his uncle has a jewellery shop.

Police had registered a case of abduction and extortion against unidentified people and formed eight teams to trace Chakit. Gurgaon joint commissioner of police (crime) Vivek Sharma, who was the Rohtak senior superintendent of police (SSP) prior to incumbent SSP Rajesh Duggal, was roped in to trace the victim.


'Police not satisfied with victim's account

Police seem not satisfied with the victim's sequence of events of the day of his alleged kidnapping. Inspector general of police (IGP) Anil Kumar Rao told the media that police teams were working to check the veracity of victim's account.


"In such (abduction) cases, police have to conduct the investigation in the most professional manner and the involvement of near and dear ones can't be ruled out," he said, adding that "it doesn't seem to be a case of abduction for ransom money. The investigation is on and nothing can be ruled out at this juncture."


'Generous' kidnappers did not hurt him

Chakit's family termed kidnappers generous. The victim's grandfather, Ram Niwas, told the media at his house here that kidnappers were kind enough not to harm his grandson. "They neither beat up Chakit nor snatched his gold chain. Rather, they gave him Rs. 1,500 on releasing him near the thick growth of trees at Balamba village," Niwas said.

Police said the victim contacted his members of family on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday and informed them about his location. Later, the family approached the police and Chakit was brought home.


Case not solved, but police claims credit

In a press release from the IGP office here, police said kidnappers had abandoned the victim in a field of Balamba village in the wee hours of Sunday. Police said abductors were forced to release the victim in view of mounting pressure by the investigating team. The police, however, are yet to identity the kidnappers or arrest any suspect.


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