A doctor was rescued from Meerut on Wednesday by the police after a shootout with the kidnappers. He was kidnapped from east Delhi’s Preet Vihar. Four men have been detained in the case, police said.
SSP (Meerut) Manzil Saini said that one of the accused suffered bullet injuries in the shootout. Doctor, Shrikant Gaur was abducted from Preet Vihar by the kidnappers while he was travelling in a cab on July 6. A ransom of Rs 5 crore was demanded by the abductors from his family, who informed the police.
The policemen acted as the representatives of the cab aggregator and told the kidnappers to release the victim as they were ready to pay the ransom amount since it was their customer who had been kidnapped.
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The police managed to track down the location of the accused in Daurala village in Meerut. They also requested for assistance from the Meerut police in the operation.
On July 16, they were following a vehicle being driven by the kidnappers. However, after their vehicle got punctured, the accused left their vehicle and fled through some fields there, the police said.
The police identified two of the accused as Sushil and his brother Anuj, residents of Dadri village. It also emerged that two others—Ombir and Gaurav Sharma—were involved in the kidnapping. Sushil is a driver with the cab aggregator firm and he had planned the kidnapping, the police said.
After they were identified, the police started questioning their families and their teams also started scanning nearby villages. On Wednesday evening the Delhi Police team received information that the doctor was being held captive at a house in Partapur village in Meerut.
The police team surrounded the place where the doctor was being held captive. Following an exchange of fire between the Meerut and Delhi Police teams and the kidnappers, the doctor was rescued and four accused were nabbed, said the officer. The doctor is being brought to Delhi by a police team.
With PTI inputs.