‘Abducted’ tahsildar freed within 12 hours

‘Abducted’ tahsildar freed within 12 hours

KR Pet tahsildar Mahesh Chandra

Tahsildar of Krishnarajapet (KR Pet) taluk, in Mandya district, K Mahesh Chandra, who went missing on Thursday night, was found on Friday evening.

The officer showed up at Mandya Rural police station at 5.30 pm.

According to the officer, a gang of five persons, covering their faces with clothes, abducted him at
10.30 pm from Chikkavaddara Gudi in KR Nagar taluk of Mysuru district. The gang took him to several abandoned places and released him near Tendekere in KR Pet taluk on Friday afternoon. Later, he managed to reach the police station, he explained.

According to the police, the officer was kidnapped in connection with a woman issue. The abductors released him after a warning.

Mahesh was allegedly kidnapped when he was going to KR Nagar, where his family lives. He had left KR Pet at
9 pm after attending a meeting, but, did not reach KR Nagar. The officer’s mobile phone was unreachable. The Saligrama police had recovered the abandoned Maruti Omni near Chikkavaddara Gudi, on Bilikere- Belur road on Friday morning.

Mahesh Chandra was transferred to KR Pet from KR Nagar just a week ago.

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