The agency yesterday busted a gang that had abducted two businessmen
Rescuing two businessmen from the west district of the Capital, the CBI on Monday claimed to have a foiled a ransom bid. Holding a press conference, the joint director of CBI, OP Galhotra, said that they have arrested four persons who were involved in kidnapping and demanding ransom of two businessmen from Tamil Nadu.
CBI sources said that they received information that Abdul Munaf and Sanjeev Radi alias Bunty (the two accused), along with their associates, are involved in criminal activities and also running an abduction and extortion gang. "It was learnt that two businessmen from Tamil Nadu, AG Lenin and Anandan had been abducted by the gang and they were in their custody somewhere in west Delhi. It was also learnt that the abductors had demanded and received a ransom of Rs 25 lakh in the form of RTGS bank transfer in a Delhi-based bank account," the sources said.
Acting on the tip-off, the CBI launched an early morning rescue on November 28 and the businessmen were rescued. They had been held captive since November25. They were rescued from the first floor of a house in Mohan Garden locality. The others accused have been identified as Rakesh and Yusuf.
Done it all
Preliminary investigation has revealed that one of the accused, Bunty, is involved in cases of arms act and other offences in Delhi. "Documents recovered during the search operation reveal that the accused persons were in possession of large number of forged documents, which are now being scrutinised. The gang might also be involved in large money-laundering activities," sources said.