Businessman kidnapped in Pune rescued from Indo-Nepal border; two arrested

According to the police, Ganesh Kondiba Dagde is a farmer and is in real estate in Bhiwari

PUNE Lonikand Police Station arrested two people accused of kidnapping a businessman for ransom 10 lakh from Kesnand and taking it to Siddharthnagar district in Uttar Pradesh along the Nepalese border.

Those arrested were identified as Adil Ali (22) and Abdul Rauf (56), both residents of Jogia Udaipur in Siddharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. They were accused of abducting Ganesh Kondiba Dagde (38), a resident of Bhiwari village in Haveli taluka district.

According to the police, Dagde is a farmer and is in real estate in Bhiwari. The accused had purchased land from him and paid in advance as a security deposit. On March 24, they called him to Kesnand to settle the rest of the dues. Instead of paying the money, they kidnapped him and took him to their home village Jogia Udaipur in Siddharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

Chief Inspector Gajanan Pawar said: “The accused requested 10 lakh from his family for his release and issued death threats. The family paid one lakh. Our team rescued the victim and arrested the accused based on a technical investigation.

The investigation team consisted of API Nikhil Pawar, PSI Suraj Gore, ASI Mohan Walke, police personnel Balasaheb Sakate, Kailas Salunke, Vinayak Salve, Ajit Farande and Sudhir Ahiwale. The FIR was filed under IPC Sections 342 (forcible confinement), 364 A (kidnapping for ransom), 384 (extortion), 386 (extortion causing fear of death or serious bodily harm) and 34 (common intent) against the accused .

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