Cabbie rescued 2 hours after abduction, 8 arrested

Cabbie rescued 2 hours after abduction, 8 arrested
The police rescued a cab driver less than two hours after he was abducted by a gang of eight over a financial matter on Friday.

The suspects are Ajay, Sachin, Mayanna, Manjegowda, Darshan, Swamy, Anand and Kiran, all residents of Channapatna. They had abducted Abhilash (23), a cab driver from Laggere and a native of Channapatna. 

Abhilash was Ajay’s car driver in Channapatna. He had moved to Bengaluru two years ago to work as a cab driver. He had borrowed Rs 15,000 from Ajay, but had delayed the repayment. The two used to quarrel over the issue.

When Ajay called up Abhilash on Friday around 5.30 pm and demanded the money, Abhilash said he wouldn’t repay it. Ajay warned him of dire consequences. Abhilash dared Ajay and told him he would wait for him near the Kempegowda arch in Mahalakshmi Layout, said the police.

Ajay and his associates went there in two cars. They thrashed Abhilash, dumped him into a car and drove away. A traffic constable nearby noticed the fight and gave details of the cars’ registration numbers to the control room.

The police formed three teams and started chasing the suspects. They intercepted the cars four km from Kunigal and arrested the eight, said the police.
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