11-yr-old kidnapped in Ghaziabad: Suspects left vital clues for police
The police said they primarily identified the suspects through footage of CCTV cameras installed at a petrol pump, which they passed while taking the boy, Sahil Nagar, to Baghpat in an i-10 car.noida Updated: Sep 16, 2017 21:58 IST
The gang of kidnappers who abducted the 11-year-old boy and took him to Baghpat for ransom, had left a number of clues which led the police to tail them and arrest two of them following a late night encounter on September 15.
The police said they primarily identified the suspects through footage of CCTV cameras installed at a petrol pump, which they passed while taking the boy, Sahil Nagar, to Baghpat in an i-10 car.
“Our teams went out with the image grab obtained from the CCTV camera footage to nearby villages in Baghpat, where the boy’s family had gone to rescue the kid. Some villagers identified them and said that the accused were local residents,” said HN Singh, senior superintendent of police, Ghaziabad.
Besides the CCTV grab, the police said they had also bugged the money bag with a location tracking chip. The police claim that the bag contained papers while the family now claims it contained money that was delivered to the gang at Rataul in Baghpat around 1am on September 9.
According to the police, the location of the gang was tracked and teams sent to arrest them when their location was tracked to Sahibabad. The officials said that the gang members had planned some robberies and to snatch chains in Ghaziabad.
“Sunil, who got injured in the late-night encounter at Koyal Enclave, is a relative of sharpshooter Raju Pehalwan, who was involved in killing BJP leader Gajendra Bhati in Khoda recently,” Singh said.
Pehalwan is presently absconding while the police already arrested the other sharpshooter, Narendra Gurjar, alias Fauji, on September 11.
The police said that they put the mobile phone number from which the family received ransom calls on surveillance. The police identified the shop where the SIM card was purchased from and it helped them identify the suspects.
“We suspect that an acquaintance of the family is involved. The boy is going through his examinations and was in trauma when he was rescued. He was kept in sugarcane fields and isolated places before he was rescued,” said Satish Nagar, Sahil’s uncle.
The police said that their investigation is continuing in the case and more arrests may follow.