3 arrested in Infosys techie kidnap and assault case

3 arrested in Infosys techie kidnap and assault case

Ganesh, Sridhar and Umesh

The city police arrested three individuals in connection with the abduction, assault and robbing of an Infosys software engineer after offering him a drop to Chennai in the early hours of Saturday on the Hosur Main Road.

Accused Ganesh (29), Sridhar (30) and Umesh (20), all from Anekal, were arrested in connection with the case. Police seized their Maruti Omni. Another accused Venu is absconding and efforts are on to track him, the police said.

Anurag Sharma, working at the Infosys Chennai campus, had come to the city on January 26 for some personal work. Sharma, who had booked a ticket for his journey back on January 31, missed the bus as he arrived late at the departure terminal. Sharma then waited along the Hosur Main Road looking for other transport options to reach Chennai. Around 1 am on February 1, a van pulled in with four men inside. 

The driver of the van offered a place for Sharma to Chennai saying they were also headed to the city. Unaware of their real intentions, Sharma hopped in. As the Maruti Omni covered some distance, the accused thrashed Sharma, tied him up and took the money in his wallet. They also snatched Sharma's debit card and withdrew Rs 45,000, after taking his PIN number threatening him at knifepoint.

According to the police, Ganesh is a habitual offender. He was earlier arrested for burglary and theft in C K Achukattu, Annapoorneshwari Nagar, Vijayanagar, Basaveshwara nagar and Subramanyapura police station limits. He was remanded in judicial custody but was released recently on bail. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that Ganesh had hatched a plan to kill his relative, Shobhraj. Police are further interrogating the gang.