A 23-year-old man, who had allegedly kidnapped himself to demand Rs 3 lakh from his father, was traced in Punjab’s Jalandhar, police said on Thursday.
On June 3, Delhi’s Shahbad Dairy police station received information about the kidnapping. A senior police officer said that the police reached the spot and recorded the statement of the man’s father, Veer Pal Singh.
Officials said Singh told the police that his son Aman had gone to the market on June 1 and did not return home since then.
Singh told the police that on June 3, he got a call from his son who told him that he had been kidnapped and the kidnappers had demanded a ransom of Rs 3 lakh, the officer said.
He said he received three calls from his son asking him to transfer the money to his bank account, adding that a case was registered after that.
During the investigation, the location of the mobile phone from which Aman had called was checked and it was found in Jalandhar, Punjab, after which a team was sent there.
The team questioned some of Aman’s friends in Jalandhar. He was finally traced on Saturday and brought back to the national capital on Sunday, police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (External North) “During interrogation, Aman told the police that he wanted to sell a car and discussed the matter with his friend Ankit, a Jalandhar resident, who told him that he had a buyer for the vehicle. ” Rajeev Ranjan Singh said.
Police said that on June 1, Aman went to Haryana’s Hisar where his friend Ankit, who was the owner of the car – along with Ravi – met the buyer.
Police said the buyer gave Rs 2 lakh in cash to Aman but Ravi snatched the cash and fled with the car.
Police said the buyer started pressurizing Aman to return his money as he had not got possession of the car.
Aman first went back to Jalandhar with his friend Ankit and started working as a laborer in a factory. However, since he knew that he would not be able to return the money from his job salary, he planned his abduction, called his father, and demanded Rs 3 lakh from him, saying that he had been kidnapped. , said the police.