City police arrested two persons for abducting a businessman and forcing him to sign two cheques for Rs 64 lakh.
The businessman was driven around various places before being dumped near Electronic City on Sunday.
Mohammad Tabrez and his associate Rehman, both in their 30s and residents of West Bengaluru, were arrested.
According to the police, 40-year-old Periyaswamy, a resident of Kalasipalaya was walking towards the City Market to collect money from his clients on the night of March 16.
Tabrez and three others came in a car and abducted him. They took him to a warehouse in Electronic City. From there Periyaswamy was taken to Hiriyur in Chitradurga district and was threatened with dire consequences if he did not sign two cheques worth Rs 64 lakh.
After getting Periyaswamy's signatures on the cheques, the accused brought him back to Electronic City where they abandoned him and fled.
Periyaswamy later approached the City Market police and filed a complaint. The police are yet to arrest a few others who were part of the kidnap plot and suspect there were some financial disputes between the accused and the complainant. Further investigations are underway.