News of abduction wrong, 5 picked up for questioning: Police

Etawah (UP): Five persons, including a 14-year-old boy, were picked by a Special Operations Group team of the Firozabad Police here on Saturday and were not abducted, a police officer said.

Panic spread the Civil Lines area here when some armed persons, travelling in three vehicles, allegedly abducted five persons, including a teenage boy.

Later, Circle Officer Siddharth Verma said the five were picked up by an SOG team of the Firozabad Police in connection with a case.

He said all the five had been released.

The SOG team carried out the exercise without informing their counterparts in Etawah, the Circle officer said.