In a rather bizarre case of kidnapping, a recent case of kidnapping has caught the attention of the nation as the three kidnappers who abducted the son of a wealthy timber merchant in Pune, made shocking ransom demands. The kidnappers who abducted the boy on Saturday evening, first asked for a ransom of Rs 20 crore and later dropped to just Rs 15 lakh against the kidnapped boy. However, much to the disappointment of the kidnappers, they had to end up getting nothing and rather locked behind the bar.
The three kidnappers were later caught by the Pune police's crime branch and ironically, the police state that they are the worst bargainers the cops have ever seen.
The timber merchant and a resident of Bhavani Peth, Mahendra Nifgiya, 57, registered a complaint of his 27-year-old son Darshan’s abduction. Darshan was abducted by the miscreants while he was riding his bike. The abductors first followed him and later collided with his bike with an intention to obstruct and abduct him. Narrating the incident of Darshan’s abduction, Rajendra Mokashi, the inspector at Khadak police station said, "They demanded that he settle the damage to their vehicle. They took him to Golibar Maidan, where he was beaten and kept in a tempo."
The three accused or the kidnappers are being identified as Arbaz Khan, 27; Fardin Khan, 19 and Sahil Shaikh, 23.
ACP Samir Shaikh added, "At midnight, we learnt that they had taken him to Katraj. We arrested the accused during the ransom exchange. Two more suspects are on the run."