Three separate teams of 150 Delhi police personnel, led by three separate Assistant Commissioners of Police under the supervision of DCP Joy Tirkey were assigned the task of rescuing an abducted man. The 27-year-old man was abducted on January 1, when was heading home to west Delhi from work. As per a report by The Indian Express, four men overpowered him and dragged him to their car. The accused had demanded Rs 4 crore as ransom for his safe release. However, the Delhi police successfully conducted the operation to rescue the man and arrested three of the accused, including the victim’s father’s ex-employee. The police also recovered Rs 3.96 crore of the Rs 4 crore ransom, which the victim’s father had given to them for his son’s release, on police’s instruction.
As per the report, on January 1, the victim was returning home in his car when the accused chased and overpowered him, following which they kidnapped him in their Swift Dzire car at gunpoint, around 7 pm. The pistol, which they used in the crime, later turned out to be a toy gun, said police sources. The accused drove the victim to an isolated, newly constructed apartment complex in east Delhi. The accused made the first ransom call using the victim’s mobile phone at 9.30 pm to his father, wherein they demanded Rs 5 crore for his son’s safe release, which they later brought down to Rs 4 crore. On the basis of mobile phone locations of the suspects, the team managed to identify one of the accused as Rahul alias Sumit Singh (29), who had followed the victim on various occasions before the abduction.
On the intervening night of January 5 and 6, the accused fixed a spot near a hotel in south Delhi to collect the money. Soon after taking money, the victim was released. Police personnel, deployed in civil uniform, watched the entire transaction. Police then arrested Rahul from Faridabad, and two of his associates, Ghanshyam Singh (30) and Sunil Singh (29), from east Delhi.
Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik supervised the whole operation.