Business Break-up Ends in Abduction:Victim Rescued

Business Break-up Ends in Abduction:Victim Rescued

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 2015-12-21 23:37 Bengaluru: The Hennur police rescued a 28-year-old man, who was abducted by his former business partner a week ago for a ransom of Rs 15 lakh.Accused Kiran had abducted Tarun Kumar, a member of a city-based orphanage while he was returning from work in Hennur on December 15.While the police have arrested Srinivas (40), a resident of Banashankari, Raju (28) of Jalahalli, Venkatesh (36) of Kengeri, Madhukar (29) of Maddur and Mahendra (30) of Bovipalya, prime suspect Kiran and his two other associates Gopi and Vijay are still at large. Investigations have revealed that prime accused Kiran and the victim Tarun were business partners for sometime and later parted ways due to financial disputes.Unhappy with Kiran, Tarun had moved out of the organisation and joined his relative by name George Fernandes who runs an orphanage. Kiran connived with the five suspects, all cab drivers, and got Tarun Kumar abducted while Tarun along with his friend Swamy was headed for a shop to return the mike set that they had rented for a programme, said the police.The gang members allegedly waylaid the duo near Hotel Crown Plaza International and attacked them before bundling Tarun in a car and speeding away. Swamy immediately informed George who approached the police and lodged a complaint. The Hennur police swung into action, formed four special teams and laid a trap. They asked George to agree to their terms when the ransom was demanded by them and soon George received a call from the suspects demanding Rs 15 lakh ransom, a senior police officer said.