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Abducted Bihar trader Prashant Jain freed

Prashant was abducted from an area under Kotwali police station in the state capital nearly two weeks ago.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 17:09 IST

Abducted businessman Prashant Jain was released by his abductors near Bakhtiarpur in Patna district on Tuesday, after being held hostage for little less than a fortnight, senior Police Superintendent Kundan Krishnan said.

The abductors brought Prashant in a vehicle and dropped him near Bakhtiarpur, Krishnan said.

A police team was sent from here to take him back, he said.

Prashant jain, a garment shop owner, was kidnapped at gunpoint from near his whitehouse apartments on January 5 when he was returning home from his shop.

The abductors, who lay in wait for Prashant in a car, overpowered him when he arrived on a scooter at around 10.30 pm, bundled him into the car and sped away.

Two persons were taken into custody in this connection.

First Published: Jan 17, 2006 14:40 IST