Gutkha baron’s 6-year-old grandson rescued after kidnapping in UP’s Gonda

Lucknow, July 25

A six-year-old grandson of a dealer was rescued and 5 individuals who allegedly kidnapped him had been arrested after an encounter in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district on Saturday, officers stated.

Some individuals, allegedly carrying id playing cards of the Health Department, had come to a locality in Colonelganj on Friday afternoon on the pretext of distributing masks, in keeping with police.

The grandson of gutkha dealer Rajesh Kumar Gupta was standing at a distance when the suspects approached him to offer hand sanitiser and pulled him contained in the automobile. Later, the household bought a name from a lady for a ransom Rs four crore, a police official stated.

In a joint operation, the particular job power (STF) and the police rescued the kid and arrested 5 kidnappers following an encounter, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi stated.

The automobile used for kidnapping and three weapons have additionally been recovered, Awasthi stated, including that two of the abductors had additionally suffered accidents throughout the encounter.

Those arrested have been recognized as Suraj Pandey, Chhavi Pandey, Raj Pandey, Umesh Yadav and Deepu Kashyap, he stated.

A reward of Rs 2 lakh has been declared for the joint staff of the STF and police, which efficiently carried out the operation, the official added.  PTI

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