Three constables of the Railway Police Force (RPF) were arrested on Sunday for the kidnapping of Chinese tourist Yeng Lulu.
Lulu was abducted on Sunday soon after she and her friend Jiang Jiali arrived here by train from Jaipur. The kidnappers left Jiali at a petrol station and drove off in a car with Lulu. A few hours later, the police managed to rescue her.
The RPF constables were identified as Shivdev Singh, Surinderjit Singh and Amandeep Singh.
Police commissioner Parampal Singh Sidhu said, "During the train journey, the two Chinese girls were befriended by Shivdev and Surinderjit, RPF constables posted at Ferozepur. They promised to provide accommodation and transportation to the tourists at cheap rates."
"After reaching the railway station here around 3:15pm on Sunday, the two constables called up Amandeep and Yadwinder Singh of Mudhal village to bring vehicles. They took them to various parts of the city and then to Sohal Hotel on the GT road," Sidhu added.
Later, when Jiali went to the washroom at a petrol station, the accused sped away with Lulu. Jiali instantly raised the alarm, the commissioner added.
The Vallha police post in-charge, who was patrolling the area, rushed to her help. With the police on their heels, the abductors left Lulu near Harmandar Sahib complex and fled.
During a search operation, the police arrested the three RPF constables. A case under Sections 363, 366 and 120-B of the IPC was registered at Civil Lines police station.
The commissioner said no complaint of sexual harassment or assault had been lodged by the girls. Both would be handed over to the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, he added.
The police have also registered a case against Sohal Hotel owner Amarjeet Sohal and some employees.