5 held for kidnapping car dealer

The Magadi Road police arrested five men including a history-sheeter who kidnapped a secondhand car dealer from Railway Colony near Vijayanagar and tried to recover Rs 26 lakh from him which was given for buying a Toyota Fortuner.

The police said victim Naveen Kumar, a resident of K P A grahara, was abducted by the gang headed by Nagaraja (66) alias Gedde Naga, a resident of Hosakerehalli who is a history-sheeter since 1980.

His associates Mohammed Amir, Prakash, Raghu and Muniraju helped him kidnap Naveen who was rescued by the police when his abductors brought him near Axis Bank, Vijayanagar on Friday evening.

The police said Nagaraja had paid Kumar Rs 26 lakh to buy a car. However , Naveen neither purchased the car nor returned the money. Then Nagaraj and his associates decided to kidnap Naveen and demand the money from his wife. When abductors did so, his wife panicked and approached police.

The police formed a team and nabbed the the suspects when they came to the bank near Vijayanagar.

Factory worker waylaid

A three -member gang stabbed and robbed a 23-year-old factory worker while he was returning from work at Binny Mill Road near Cottonpet on Sunday evening. The victim is Mainull Islam, a resident of Cottonpet.

According to the police, Islam was returning home around 6.30 pm on Sunday. He was waylaid by a three-member gang that attacked him and threatened him at knifepoint. Islam handed over his money, but refused to hand over his mobile.

The Cottonpet police arrived on the scene and took the victim to the hospital. They have registered a robbery case and are trying to nab the suspects with the help of CCTV camera footage of that area.

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