He is allegedly involved in a couple of breach of trust offences
A 40-year-old man, who was safely rescued from a kidnap gang three days ago, has revealed that he (victim) was allegedly involved in a couple of cheating and breach of trust offences, police said on Sunday.
The victim, identified as Rajendran of Arasapatti near here was kidnapped by a four-member gang in a private car from Thiruparankundram to an undisclosed destination.
After about two hours of hot chase, the Madurai and Sivaganga police, in a swift operation, intercepted the vehicle near Tirupachethi police station in Sivaganga district. The kidnappers, who were secured, were produced before a judicial magistrate court and sent to prisons, while Rajendran was handed over to Madurai police.
Police inquiries with Rajendran suggested that he was allegedly involved in cheating a carpenter of giving Rs.1 lakh cash on receipt of Rs.50,000. Though the carpenter had given the cash, when Rajendran and 11 others failed to keep up the promise, the police were informed about the breach of trust.
Case in 2011
The Kalligudi police had booked a case in 2011 (under IPC Sections 406 and 420) and arrested seven of the gang members.
A similar case was also booked in Thirumangalam Town Police Station two years back in which too Rajendran had taken Rs.34,000 and failed to give double the sum to a victim identified as Kannan of Melakottai, near Thirumangalam.
Superintendent of Police V. Balakrishnan said that Rajendran’s modus operandi was to spread words to people that they could get double the sum.
Believing it, when the person came to the spot with cash, thinking that he could take away more money in return gets cheated and loses money.
While the transaction takes place, four or five among the gang would pose themselves as policemen and catch hold of Rajendran. Apprehending trouble, the person who had inclined to get more money from him would flee from the spot.
According to information, the kidnappers from Pudukottai had some cash transaction with Rajendran, who, in turn, had promised to hand over double the sum, but failed to honour the commitment.
Further investigation is going on.