Ahmedabad: With demonetization, many cases have come to light, of people/organisations offering schemes to convert black money to white, for commission leading to quick money. One such “scheme”proved hard for a Surat Based doctor, who found himself kidnapped after being lured with promises of quick money.
Luckily, the immediate intervention by Special Operations group (SOG), crime branch, came to the rescue of the said doctor by kidnappers within no time. One of the kidnappers was also nabbed by the Police in the case.
TOI reports the case of the Surat based doctor, Dr Dilip Tadvi, who was approached by one Ejaz of Bharuch posing as an agent for a Delhi based company. The so-called agent called the doctor in this connection and presented a deal stating that a Delhi-based company looking for a trust to park its Rs 300 crore cash in old notes in face of demonetization of old currency. The “mediator” also stated that the said company needs only 45% cash back in new currency. The medico was further informed that the company is only looking for an oral confirmation for the same and was offered 10% commission to get the deal through
Vidhi Chaudhary, DCP, zone-7, informed TOI , “The doctor and several others who were supposed to help strike the deal were promised 10% commission for the transaction.” DCP Chaudhary adding that they are searching for the other accused involved in the kidnapping.
With the promise of the commission the doctor arrived in Ahmadabad to strike the deal. Unfortunately, he was kidnapped by the said conmen, who were posing to be agents of a Delhi based company.
“On November 25, Dr Tadvi, Ejaz and others arrived in Ahmedabad to strike the deal. They went to a office at Synergy building on SG Road, where they met Abhishek Agrawal, supposedly an agent of the Delhi-based company,” said a police official.
When the conmen realized that the doctor had not brought any cash with him, they took him to Shivalik Abaise Tower in Anandnagar and confined him in office number 406, demanding ransom of Rs 50 lakh, but later setting for Rs 5 Lakh.
The doctor was told to call up his friends in Surat and arrange for the said amount. Luckily for the doctor, one his friends immediately informed the state police control room, who apprised the city crime branch about the said operation.
B C Solanki, ACP, SOG said, “Police sub-inspector H V Jadeja, spoke to the kidnappers through Dr Tadvi’s phone posing as Tadvi’s friend from Rajkot, a petrol pump owner, and promised to deliver cash near Haran Circle in Anandnagar.”
The boss of the office, mastermind of the kidnapping, then sent a man on scooter to take the delivery of ransom amount in a scooter. He was nabbed there by the police.
“The man was arrested by us. He confessed that one Chirag and Robert Christian had sent him to take to the delivery,” an official confirmed. “At the same time we received information that Dr Tadvi had been released in Vatva by the kidnappers.”
The doctor was later rescued from Vatva and handed over to the Anandnagar police, adds the daily.