Delhi doctor, others arrested for honey trapping, abducting UP BAMS student
STF was also investigating the role of a lady doctor who honey trapped the BAMS doctor, which led to his kidnapping.
Lucknow: A Delhi-based doctor and three of his complices have been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (UPSTF) for kidnapping a Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical & Surgery (BAMS) student from Uttar Pradesh for Rs 70 lakh ransom.
The STF recovered 21-year-old Gaurav Haldar, who was kidnapped from Gonda on January 19 after arresting three kidnappers including a doctor following a brief encounter in Greater Noida on Thursday night.
The arrested persons have been identified as Dr Singh, Nitesh, and Mohit.
STF was also investigating the role of a lady doctor who honey-trapped Gaurav, which led to his kidnapping.
The additional director general of police, STF Amitabh Yash who led the probe said here on Friday that victim Gaurav was pursuing a Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical & Surgery (BAMS) and was honey-trapped by a lady doctor who was a friend of Dr Singh.
"On January 18, the lady doctor called the victim from a phone belonging to passersby outside his hostel in Gonda, and then Dr Singh along with his aides abducted him," Yash told UNI.
Then first ransom demand of Rs 70 lakh was made on January 19, on the phone of Haldar's father Nikhil who works at a clinic in Bahraich. Later, on the basis of surveillance, their location was traced in Gautam Buddha Nagar following which the Noida unit of STF was alerted, said the ADG.
Thereafter, again the captors called the victim's father and demanded Rs 70 lakh on Thursday and asked the money to be delivered in Lucknow, said the STF.
Based on the information, a trap was laid near the Expressway police station and a sedan was intercepted which suddenly opened fire on the STF team. However, another team overpowered the passengers of the car from which Haldar was recovered along with the captors.