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Noida garment merchant role being probed in abduction case

PTI  Noida, March 17, 2013
First Published: 12:09 IST(17/3/2013) | Last Updated: 12:13 IST(17/3/2013)

Police is investigating the role of a Noida garment showroom owner from whose bungalow in Meerut, managing director of a private energy firm was rescued after being abducted recently.

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Alstom T&D India Ltd's MD and president Rathin Basu (50) was kidnapped on Friday along with his driver after he had left his Sector 71 office for home and was rescued yesterday from the bungalow in Meerut.

Three Noida-based persons — Sanju, Naresh and Narendra -were arrested yesterday from Civil Lines area in Meerut.

"Naresh is the driver of the garment show room owner and keys of the bungalow from where the kidnapped persons were rescued were with him. A search has been launched to trace the owner so that he could be interrogated," SSP Noida Preetender Singh said.

The three persons are booked under various sections in Noida and Meerut, he said, adding that three others had fled away and a search was launched to nab them.

According to Basu, the kidnappers allowed him to take all the calls so that his family does not panic. "They dictated me what to say and asked me to talk in Hindi as they did not know English. They were constantly in touch over phone with somebody," Basu told reporters yesterday.

A car hit my vehicle and when we got down two people from that car came to apologise and then suddenly three more came carrying guns. They pushed us inside my car and kidnapped us, he said.

They said they wanted my car for four hours and then they will set me free, said Basu.

As Basu used to speak in English or Bengali, his family members became suspicious when he spoke in Hindi and informed the police.


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