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Delhi Women Abduct Businessman From 5 star Hotel, Take Him to Laxmi Nagar House for Ransom

Police said they were informed at around 11 pm on Friday from one of the businessman's friends that he has been abducted and the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of Rs 30 lakh for his release.


Updated:May 19, 2019, 9:17 AM IST
Delhi Women Abduct Businessman From 5 star Hotel, Take Him to Laxmi Nagar House for Ransom
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New Delhi: Six people, including four women, were arrested on Saturday for abducting the managing director of a marine engineering company and holding him hostage at a house in Delhi.

The accused had abducted the 64-year-old with the help of one of the women from a five-star hotel in Chanakyapuri and held him for a ransom of Rs 30 lakh at a house in Laxmi Nagar, said a report in Times of India.

At 11pm on Friday, police received a call from a senior manager of the marine engineering company about their MD being held hostage at a house in Delhi. A probe revealed that the victim had checked into a five-star hotel on Thursday night. From the CCTV footage of the hotel, cops found that the suspect woman reached there around evening and escorted the victim out of the hotel in what it said was a case of honey trapping.

The abductors demanded a ransom of Rs 30 lakh for his release. The phone number from which the call was received was put on surveillance. CCTV footages from the hotel were also checked and the businessman was seen leaving the hotel in a car. The vehicle's registration number was noted and a message was passed across Delhi Police's district control rooms and PCR vans to trace the vehicle, a senior police officer said.

CCTV footages on the route through which the car had travelled were also checked, he said.

The businessman's location was traced to a building in Laxmi Nagar, following overnight raids and technical surveillance. Around 6 am, the police teams conducted a raid at the identified address and the man was rescued, he added.

Four woman and two men have been arrested for the abduction and the businessman was safely rescued, Eish Singhal, Additional deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi) said.

In his statement, the managing director said he had come for a business trip to Delhi from Mumbai. On Friday evening, he received a call from a woman he was acquainted with and she reached the hotel along with another woman. Together, the women offered to introduce the victim to one of their friends and took him to a house Laxmi Nagar.

The police refused to reveal the name of the businessman or the accused arrested for the alleged abduction, stating that the matter is under investigation.

Police are investigating the gang's involvement in other cases.

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