Cops intercept car, bust abduction bid
Victim kidnapped in dispute over loan
A 32-year-old man was kidnapped at gunpoint by his friend, who had taken a loan of Rs 4 lakh from him, and three of his accomplices on Thursday, but the kidnappers were busted when their car was intercepted by a police patrol at south-west Delhi’s Dwarka.
According to Anil Kumar Ojha, additional commissioner of police (south-west), Uttam Nagar-resident Kuldeep Kumar Khurana was kidnapped by Harvinder Kumar Suri and his aides Srikant, Surender and Chaman.
“Harvinder had taken a loan of Rs 4 lakh from Kuldeep in October 2009 and deposited documents of his flat in Om Vihar as security. Despite repeated requests, he was not returning his loan amount,” Ojha said.
On Thursday, Harvinder called Kuldeep near Uttam Nagar Metro station and asked him to bring the property documents.
“Harvinder along with his men were already waiting for Kuldeep in their Maruti WagonR car,” Ojha added.
They pushed Kuldeep inside the car and seized the documents at gunpoint. Taking him hostage in the car, Harvinder and his men were travelling towards Dwarka sector 4 when a team of Dwarka North police station, patrolling in Dwarka sector 3, intercepted the car on suspicion around 9.30 pm.
The occupants tried to run away, but they were apprehend. During checking, Kuldeep was found injured and crying.
“A revolver was also recovered from Harvinder’s possession and a pistol from Srikant. Property documents were recovered from Chaman,” Ojha said.
Harvinder told police that he was in financial crisis and not in a position to repay the money. Kuldeep was pressurising him to return the sum, so he along with his friend Srikant planned to get the property documents from him.
“They were even ready to kill Kuldeep. Srikant roped in Surender and Chaman to execute the operation promising them Rs 20,000 each. Harvinder was to pay Rs 40,000 to Srikant after completion of task,” Ojha added.
Harvinder had procured the revolver and pistol from a man named Jitesh in Meerut by paying Rs 15,000.
A case has been lodged against the four with Dwarka North police station.