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Police crack kidnap case in three hours

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The North Zone Task Force Team on Wednesday cracked a kidnap case of a goldsmith within three hours of receiving the complaint and apprehended seven persons under Gopalpuram police limits. The police freed the victim, Jhareshwar Maity, 29, a native of Kolkotta from the abductors Indrajith Kole, Sanjay Kole, Sona Pandit, Akshay, Karthik, Romesh and Sonatan who had demanded a ransom of Rs 6 lakh.

Hyderabad: The North Zone Task Force Team on Wednesday cracked a kidnap case of a goldsmith within three hours of receiving the complaint and apprehended seven persons under Gopalpuram police limits. The police freed the victim, Jhareshwar Maity, 29, a native of Kolkotta from the abductors Indrajith Kole, Sanjay Kole, Sona Pandit, Akshay, Karthik, Romesh and Sonatan who had demanded a ransom of Rs 6 lakh.
According to police, Kakali Maity, wife of Jhareshwar, approached police with a complaint that her husband was kidnapped and she has been receiving calls from anonymous persons demanding a ransom of Rs 6 lakh for his release. Police team under the guidance of Jaya Lakshmi, DCP, North Zone, verified the calls and traced the hideout of the accused, where the victim was chained to doors and tortured.
Later it was revealed that Indrajith, a jewellery maker in Kavadiguda had employed one Hiralal of West Bengal, after he was referred by Jhareshwar who used to work at Gokul lodge then. But Hiralal after working for a few days stole seven tolas of gold and fled to his native place. Upon which, Indrajith threatened the victim to bear the cost for the stolen gold as he had introduced Hiralal to him. Out of fear, Jhareshwar too escaped to his native place.
After four years, Jhareshwar returned to the city on August 19 and stayed at a lodge. Next day when he was moving in Ghansi Bazar area looking out for a job, he was spotted by one of the accused, Sonatan. Sonatan detained him at his shop and passed the information to Indrajith. Indrajith, in order to recover the lost gold, came in a Santro car along with other accused and took him to a hideout. They chained and tortured Jhareshwar and made calls to his family demanding Rs 6 lakh for his release.
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