Suspended police inspector arrested in kidnapping case of businessman

The Crime Branch CID (CB-CID) has arrested suspended police inspector Mr Saravanan who is believed to have absconded after his name appeared in a first information report in connection with the kidnapping of a Thirumangalam contractor.

This case was registered on the basis of a complaint by Rajesh, an entrepreneur, in May last year. The plaintiff alleged that Venkatasivagnanakumar, Tharun Krishnaprasad, Srinivasa Rao, Sri Kandan alias Kodambakkam Sri as well as then Deputy Police Commissioner Sivakumar, then Police Inspector Saravanan, Deputy Inspector Pandiyarajan, Chief Constables Joseph, Giri and Jeyakumar had wrongfully detained him, his fiancée and his family members. They threatened him and forced him to transfer his properties in the name of Srinivasa Rao and Tharun Krishnaprasad of Andhra Pradesh.

The officers had resorted to the illegal “settlement” when intervening in a civil litigation, he alleged.

Based on a preliminary investigation, this case was taken up by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, CBCID, Metro Wing, in June last year. Kodambakkam Sri and Venkatasivagnanakumar were arrested.

Mr. Sivakumar and Mr. Savaranan reportedly fled after being named as accused in the FIR. They have since been suspended from service.

A special team investigating the case arrested Mr Saravanan and remanded him in custody after being brought before a special court for CB-CID cases in Egmore. Mr. Sivakumar has not yet been arrested.

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