Man Abducted For Rs 35 Lakh Ransom, Cops Set Trap To Rescue Him

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Mrunal Jadhav

Pimpri-Chinchwad, October 13, 2020: The manager of a businessman who came from Mumbai to take money for investment was kidnapped by three people who demanded Rs 35 lakh ransom for his release. The incident took place in Akurdi on Saturday.

The kidnapped man was identified as Rahul Tiwari (27), who was staying in the Silver Seven Hotel, Akurdi. The accused are Amar Kadam, Shashank Kadam and Harish Rajwade. Rajkumar Manohar Singh (43), a resident of Lokhandwala Complex, Kandivali, Mumbai has registered a complaint in the Nigdi Police Station.

According to police, the complainant Rajkumar had halted with his manager Rahul Tiwari at the Silver Seven Hotel in Akurdi for work. His manager Tiwari had gone to Nana Kale in Kalewadi to bring in Rs 5 lakh for investment. The complainant Rajkumar received a call where someone said, “I have brought five lakh rupees, but save me.”

After half an hour Rajkumar called on Rahul’s mobile phone which was received by Amar Kadam. He demanded a ransom of Rs 35 lakh for the release of Rahul.

Two hours later, the complainant Rajkumar got another call from Rahul’s mobile phone. They threatened to kill Rahul if he did not pay money. On Sunday, they called again from Rahul’s mobile phone at 10 am. At that time, Rahul asked if the money was available or else Shashank Kadam, Amar Kadam and Harish Rajwade would kill him. Out of fear, Rajkumar told the accused that he will soon arrange the money.

On Monday (October 12), the accused called again asking if he had arranged the money. However, Rajkumar said that there was a problem with the bank’s server to which the accused said that he will send his man and directed Rajkumar to give the money to him. After repeated calls for ransom, Rajkumar finally rushed to the Police station.

Police set a trap and arrested the accused from Dange Chowk area on Tuesday morning. Rahul Tiwari was also released. Nigdi police are investigating the matter further