Patiala: The Patiala Police on Wednesday claimed to have solved a kidnapping case with the arrest of the kidnappers and safe recovery of the kidnapped 6-year-old boy from their hands. This was the outcome of the operation carried out by the police force in adjoining Sangrur district as the recovery was made near a village to Dirbha Mandi.
The news about the successful completion of the police operation and the safe recovery of the little boy was broken by Inspector General of Police (IG) Paramraj Singh Umranangal in a press conference convened at the Police Lines here late on Wednesday evening. The kidnapped boy and the kidnappers were produced before the media.
IG Paramraj Singh Umranangal flanked by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gurmeet Singh Chohan told the media persons that Hartejveer Singh Buttar, son of Jaspreet Singh Buttar, a resident of Manjit Nagar area here, was kidnapped by motorcycle-borne kidnappers late on October 24. He said that the police took the help of the CCTV cameras to get details about the kidnappers and after getting the feed, it learnt that the crime was committed by using two motorcycles.
He said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was set up to solve this case and all senior police officials were the part of this team and the team worked in tandem and with full coordination and finally the case was cracked. He said that the kidnappers after kidnapping the boy took him to Dirbha by adopting Nabha route and rested at Kamalpur village and put the boy in a locked shop in the village.
He said that two motorcycles, which were stolen by the kidnappers, were used in the crime by them. He said that even the mobiles used in the crime were also snatched by these people. He claimed that in the village these kidnappers decided to approach the family of the boy to get a ransom amount of Rs 30 lakh to release the boy and so, two of them came to Patiala to deliver a letter to the family and here they were nabbed by the alert police officials.
Later on, their identity was revealed and a special operation was carried out in Kamalpur village in which all the other kidnappers were nabbed and the boy was rescued safely.
He said that those nabbed by the police including Gurbhinder Singh, Sanjeev Singh, Parkash Singh and Rohi Ram. He said that out of these one member had worked in the Manjit Nagar area as a labourer because of which he know about the area and he played as a kingpin in the crime and after identifying the target they kidnapped the boy in a planned way.
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