Bizman rescued after two weeks in captivity

A businessman who was abducted and locked up in a house for two weeks after he failed to honour a contract promise was rescued by the police on Sunday. Reuters file photo

A businessman who was abducted and locked up in a house for two weeks after he failed to honour a contract promise was rescued by the police on Sunday. 

Vimal Kumar Swamy, 38, from Dobbspet, had taken Rs 3 lakh from Aslam, a resident of Govindapura, KG Halli, promising him a scrap material contract from a private company. But Swamy could not get the contract for some reasons and delayed repaying the money. 

Aslam gave him repeated warnings but when Swamy paid no heed, he called him to Govindapura on April 22 on the pretext of talks. When Swamy arrived there, he took him on a motorcycle to Doddaballapur and locked him up in a relative's house. 

Aslam threatened to kill Swamy if he didn't repay the money. Swamy expressed his inability to arrange the money, saying he had suffered losses in business, and sought some more time. But Aslam was in no mood to listen. On April 28, he forced Swamy to call up his brother Raju and arrange the money. Raju arranged Rs 50,000 and transferred it to Aslam's bank account. 

But Aslam wanted all the money back from Raju. Fearing for his brother’s life, Raju approached the Yelahanka police and filed a complaint. Police swung into action and tracked down Aslam. 

In a joint operation on Sunday, Yelahanka and KG Halli police raided the house of Aslam's relative and rescued Swamy. Police arrested Aslam and two of his associates.

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