UP Special Task Force rescues boy kidnapped two months ago
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 20:18
Lucknow: The Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh police has rescued a 15-year old boy kidnapped nearly two months back from Farukkhabad district and arrested four persons in this connection.

"Shivam Rathore, who was kidnapped from Mainpuri district while coming home from coaching classes on September 16, was rescued by the STF from Farukkhabad district yesterday and four persons were arrested," Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal told reporters here.

Those arrested were identified as Sanjay Kumar Batham, Pradeep Singh, Pradeep Kumar Batham and Poonam, he said adding that the car used in kidnapping was also recovered.

The ADG said during investigation it was revealed that kidnappers had kept Shivam at some place in Farukkhabad and were demanding Rs 50 lakh for his safe release.

On a tip off, the STF team raided a house in Awas Vikas colony and recovered Shivam, he said, adding during interrogation the accused revealed that besides them Jitendra Shakya and Raju were also involved in the kidnapping.

"The conspiracy was hatched by Bantu Rathore, who was known to Shivam's father Satyendra Rathore, and his aides Lallu and Rajiv Pandey," Brij Lal said.

He said though Satyendra gave rupees five lakh to the kidnappers on November 2, they did not released the boy and were demanding more money.


First Published: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 20:18

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