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Midnight drama in Rohini: Cops rescue businessman within an hour of kidnapping

One of the kidnappers was shot after he tried to fire at the police party. The kidnapped businessman was rescued by Delhi Police.

delhi Updated: Aug 31, 2017 09:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The incident, which took place around midnight, saw two of the kidnappers being arrested after a shoot out with a police team.(HT FILE)

A kidnapping bid was foiled in Rohini on Tuesday night and an abducted businessman rescued within an hour of the incident.

The incident, which took place around Tuesday midnight, saw two of the kidnappers being arrested after a shootout with a police team.

“The kidnapped businessman was rescued safely and his car recovered within an hour of the incident. One of the armed kidnappers tried to fire at the police party. The police retaliated and one of the suspects was injured,” said Rishi Pal, DCP, Rohini district.

The DCp added that the weapon used in the crime has also been recovered from the arretsed accused.

Police said that on Tuesday, the businessman— Nithish Arora (23) a resident of Pitampura — was returning home from his factory in theKundli Industrial Area. The incident took place after Arora crossed Singhu Border at GT Karnal Road. The accused, police said, started following him in a white Swift Car from there and they hit the rear side of Arora’s car.

“The trader thought it to be a case of accident and when the accused stopped their vehicle in front of the victim’s car, an argument ensued. However, the accused soon forced their way into the car of the victim, forced him in the vehicle and drove,” said a senior police officer.

Police said that when Arora was arguing with the accused, he was talking to one of his friend over the phone. That friend overheard the argument between the victim and the suspects. Though the accused took away the phone of Arora, his friend, who had overheard the conversation, alerted the relatives of the victim who in turn informed the police.

Police immediately tracked the location of the victim’s car through electronic surveillance. When the police team reached the spot, they found the accused changing a flat tyre of the car. The victim had been gagged and put in the boot of his car. The relatives of the victim also reached the spot and identified the car of the victim from a distance.

The accused, after finding themselves surrounded by the police, started firing at them. The police fired back at the accused, injuring one of the suspects.

“Two accused, including a man who received gunshot wounds, were arrested and the victim was rescued from the boot of the car. One loaded pistol along with two live cartridges were recovered from the criminal. The arrested criminals have previous involvements in heinous cases and are residents of Noida,” said the officer.

First Published: Aug 30, 2017 11:49 IST