MD of firm, driver kidnapped in Noida, rescued from Meerut
Three persons were arrested after the two were rescued from Pandav Nagar, an upscale locality in Meerut. Three others managed to escape.
Senior Superintendent of Police Preetinder Singh said, “Basu and his driver left their office in Sector 65 around 7.30 pm. A Maruti Wagon R crashed into Basu’s car. When Basu and the driver stepped out to check the damage, they were assaulted. Three men kidnapped them at gunpoint.”
Basu’s family received a call from him around 10 pm. “The kidnappers allowed Basu to call his family, to ensure that family members didn’t suspect anything. Family members told police that Basu, who normally speaks English, spoke in Hindi and sounded worried,” a senior police officer said.
The family informed Noida police about their suspicions around 10.30 pm. “We traced the call to Pandav Nagar in Meerut. A team was sent to Meerut immediately,” the officer said.
At 3 am, a police constable who was making rounds of the area on his motorcycle noticed some people getting into a car, which looked like Basu’s vehicle. “We surrounded the assailants and there was an exchange of fire. There were no injuries,” the officer said.
“The owner of the house in Meerut, where the hostages were held, owns a garment store in Noida.
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