A leading businessman’s 22-year-old son who was allegedly abducted by a Mewati gang from Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, a few days after he returned from the US, has come back home, police sources said Friday.
According to sources, his family paid Rs 50 lakh ransom for his release. The gang had initially demanded Rs 3 crore as ransom, the sources said.
A senior South District police officer, however, said there was no information of any ransom payment. The Special Task Force of South District and local police in several villages of Mewat are conducting raids to nab the gang.
A police source said the man was abducted on October 13 when he was returning home in Fatehpur Beri after meeting a friend. “He was in his Pajero car when the gang intercepted him with carjacking on mind. He got scared and requested them to leave him, saying he had just returned from the US after completing higher studies. The gang then abducted him in his vehicle,” the source added.
The gang later made a ransom call to his father and asked for Rs 3 crore, said the source. “The victim’s father immediately approached the police and on the basis of his complaint, a case was registered at Fatehpur Beri police station,” the source added.
Subsequently, the STF and special staff of South District joined the investigation. The crime branch also started tracking the location of victim’s mobile phone, said sources.
Police traced the victim’s location to a village in Mewat, but he returned before they could launch a raid, the sources added.
The vehicle too has been returned, said the sources. Investigators have identified the gang involved in the crime, the sources added.