Kidnapped engineer rescued, seven held
Lucknow: An engineer abducted for ransom was rescued by police following arrest of seven persons, police said on Wednesday.
Anil Srivastava, who runs a private consultancy firm, was abducted from Gudumba area on Monday evening when he had gone to inspect a site along with his driver, they said.
Police said the abductors forced Srivastava to call his family members and arrange Rs two crore.
The engineer`s kin informed police which tracked the movement of the abductors through electronic surveillance, which revealed that Srivastava was taken to Sant Kabir Nagar, they said.
Meanwhile, Srivastava`s family negotiated with abductors, who agreed to release him for a ransom of Rs 10 lakh.
Police said the abductors were arrested last evening near Novelty crossing when they came to collect the ransom amount and Srivastava was rescued.
Srivastava`s former employee Alim was among those rescued.
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