Jalandhar: Adding to the embarrassment of Jalandhar Police a businessman was kidnapped by some unidentified men at gun point. As per the family of kidnapped businessman Mahinder Kumar Kala who lives in Rose Park near Burlton Park of Jalandhar was kidnapped from his plot.
Senior most officers of Jalandhar Police reached the home of Mahinder immediately after incident . Police found Swift car with same no in CCTV footage of a nearby house. A massive manhunt was launched by police in half of Punjab and successfully nabbed kidnappers and rescued the businessman within ten hours.
Mahinder Kumar Kala is in property business and left to check his plot on his bike on Tuesday morning as per his routine. On checking CCTV footage of previous couple of days it came out that the same swift car moved through in the area 2-3 times and followed Kala. Jalandhar police heaved a big sigh of relief after rescuing the victim and organised a press conference on Tuesday night. As per the Police Commissioner Arpit Shukla, 6 kidnappers made a plan 3 days back to kidnap Kala for ransom. They did recce of Mahinder while staying in a hotel at Jalandhar. The accused kept moving the victim and have beaten him mercilessly on the way and was forced to call his wife for ransom money.
“They demanded Rs one crore initially. They knew that Kala was rich enough to pay them. We worked tirelessly and sent teams to half of Punjab. We tracked them to Lohian and arrested them. Two pistols and 12 bullets have been recovered from them. We will check background of these persons,” said Shukla.
Those arrested are Gurpreet Singh of Patti, Raman of Chhehrta, Lalit of Patti and Gurdev Singh Gabha of Tarantaran .Those at large are Vikas Jolly of Majitha and Guvinder Singh of Patti .
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