Haryana Police Cracked Self Kidnapping 5 Crore Ransom Case

Chandigarh, July 13 – Haryana Police has cracked a kidnapping case in few hours after the arrest of two from Gurugram in which key accused himself plotted his abduction with help of his minor friend and demanded a ransom of Rs 5 crore from his father.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Police Department said that arrested accused has been identified as Ujjawal, a resident of Akbarpur Barota, district Sonipat. After faking his own kidnapping, the boy changed the number plate of his car and checked into a hotel in Sector-15, Gurugram. The Police arrested him from the hotel.

He said that Ujjawal’s father, Mr Mukesh Kumar, lodged a complaint with Sonipat Police that he had received a voice recording message on his mobile from his son’s number in which a person claimed that Ujjawal was abducted, and demanded a ransom of Rs 5 crore for his release. Caller also threatened to kill the boy if he did not pay the ransom. He informed that Ujjawal left for Sonipat Court in a Mahendra XUV car.

Acting swiftly, Rohtak Range IG, Mr Sandeep Khirwar and SP Sonipat, Mrs Pratiksha Godara had constituted nine teams and directed them to recover the boy at the earliest. The teams, dispatched to crack the case, immediately swung into action after tracing the location and calls, recovered the boy along with his minor friend from Gurugram.

During preliminary interrogation, accused Ujjawal confessed that he himself plotted his own kidnapping alongwith his friend, wherein the father was tricked into believe that his son was abducted and was in a grave trouble.

Further investigation in the case is underway, he added.