THE UTTAR Pradesh Police on Sunday arrested the man who allegedly masterminded the daring abduction of Anant Gupta, the three-year-old son of Adobe India CEO Naresh Gupta. The police said the accused, Chattrapal, was also one of the two men who kidnapped Anant on November 13 while the boy was on his way to school.
At a press conference, R.K.S. Rathore, SSP, Noida, said Chattrapal was arrested from an area in Noida’s 14 and 15 sectors. Chattrapal’s was the second arrest in the case. His cousin Jitender, an accused, was arrested on Friday after Anant returned home.
The sequence of events began to unravel as the police and Chattrapal narrated the incidents. However, the last part of the story, of how Anant returned home alone, in an autorickshaw, remains to be explained. Rathore said that would become clear only with the arrest of Pawan, the second kidnapper. Meanwhile, Gupta,urged people to believe the police’s statements on the case.
Rathore said, “Chattrapal conspired with Pawan to kidnap Anant and they had been keeping a close watch on the Gupta family. They had even taken the mobile number of the guards posted at the Guptas’ house.” Rathore said Chattrapal wanted to make some quick money. “He had even tried his hand at films and claims to have acted in a telefilm,” he said.