A businessman named Aadesh Jain was abducted during on his way to work in UP’s Baghpat on Monday and the abductors demanded Rs 1 crore ransom. However, he was later found by the police in less than 12 hours.
The abductors let the victim go after they realised they had picked up the wrong person. (Representative image)
An iron trader was abducted by unidentified men in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat on Monday. The abductors demanded a ransom of Rs 1 crore in return for iron trader Aadesh Jain.
Early morning, Jain was on his way to his shop in Khatri Garhi when he was abducted by a gang.
A few hours later, his family received a ransom call for Rs 1 crore. After the call, the panicked family approached the local police which constituted several teams to trace Aadesh Jain.
After a search was launched, police managed to recover the businessman from Khekra after the abductors dropped him off and fled.
Holding a press conference, Meerut ADG Rajiv Sabharwal said that eight teams of the UP STF were formed to find Aadesh Jain.
After returning home, Jain told police that when he was heading to work in the morning, a bunch of men got down from a Wagon R car and took him in. They put a blindfold on his eyes.
Jain said he had no idea where his abductors had taken him, however, he said that abductors sounded local from their language.
The victim also revealed that the abductors told him he was accidentally picked up and their target was someone else.
Commenting on the investigation, ADG Sabharwal said that the police has found crucial evidence about the identities of the abductors and would be making arrests soon.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday slammed the Yogi Adityanath government over the Baghpat abduction case, alleging that fear prevails among the people of the state.
“An iron trader was kidnapped in Baghpat this morning. Women are not safe in UP. Traders are not safe. Children are not safe,” Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.
“Those in government make hollow speeches in election meetings. Fear prevails in public,” the Congress general secretary in-charge of UP said.