5 males have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping their 20-year-old pal and making an attempt to extort ransom from his mother and father, Ghaziabad police mentioned on Thursday.

Vinay Shukla, a resident of Grasp Park in Khoda space of the district, had lodged a grievance of kidnapping of his son Saurabh, 20, on Wednesday evening. He acquired three cellphone calls relating to a ransom of Rs 15 lakh and knowledgeable police on the emergency ”Dial 112”, Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani informed PTI.

An FIR was registered underneath Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 364A (kidnapping for ransom) and 507 (legal intimidation by an nameless communication), the SSP added.

Upon getting inputs primarily based on the decision element information, police raided a home in Navneet Nagar of Khoda space the place the sufferer was held hostage by the youths. Police rescued Saurabh from the clutches of the abductors as he was tied with a rope.

Police arrested all 5 kidnappers — Asif, Rizwan, Sanjay, Sudhir and Harshit Thakur. Three cellphones used within the crime, a country-made pistol, two dwell cartridges, a knife, rope and cello tape have been recovered from their possession, the SSP mentioned.

Upon interrogation, the group of youths mentioned Harshit, an outdated pal of Saurabh, picked up the latter from his home on the pretext of introducing him to a woman. When he reached there, they tied him and made a video to indicate his mother and father for extorting the ransom.

Asif referred to as the daddy thrice and warned of dire penalties if the ransom was not paid. The boys confessed that that they had requested for the ransom to dwell a lavish life, Mr Naithani added.

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