New Delhi: An 11-year-old boy kidnapped from here allegedly by two men has been successfully rescued by personnel of the Delhi Police and Railway Police Force of a Jharkhand station, following which the Delhi Police chief on Friday felicitated the policemen involved in the operation.
On November 17, Abdul reported at the Bhalswa Dairy Police Station that two persons Sanjay Kumar Singh and Mantu Parshad, known to his brother-in-law Milan, had visited his residence in the area a day before.
"They had some payment-related dispute with Milan. As Milan refused to give them the money, they abducted Abdul's son, thinking that he was Milan's son. They had abducted the boy to extract money from Milan," Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) N Gnanasambandan said.
Initially, the boy's family searched for him on its own. The next morning, they got a call from an unknown person, demanding Rs 1.5 lakh for the release of the boy.
The family then reported the matter to the police.
A case was registered in this regard. During investigation, it was learnt that the kidnappers are likely to go towards Jharkhand or West Bengal by train.
"Accordingly, railway authorities in Delhi were informed and through them, all railway stations on the route were alerted and photographs of the victim were shared with them," he said.
Due to alertness and swift action by RPF deployed at the Gomoh railway station, the two accused were nabbed after they got down from the train there on November 18.
Both the accused are residents of West Bengal and are school dropouts.
Police said investigation conducted so far has revealed that both the accused were involved in supplying drugs in Delhi. Their criminal involvement and network are being further verified, they added.
Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi today felicitated members from both the forces who were involved in the operation, police said.