The city Shadow Police on Friday arrested one person who is believed to be part of the gang that attempted to kidnap a minor girl from Peroorkada on Wednesday.
The Peroorkada police said the Shadow team arrested ‘Bruce Lee’ Biju, 30, of Powdikonam who was involved in over 50 theft cases and was released from jail only last month. Biju, along with ‘Padakki’ Sabu and ‘Ernakulam’ Biju, the two main accused in the kidnap case, had stolen a yellow motorbike from Pettah. The motorbike, the police said, was painted black, and there is information that Biju used it for chain-snatching offences after his release from jail.
He is suspected to have been part of the plot to kidnap the minor girl, an attempt that had to be dropped after the police got to know of it and reached the spot before Sabu and ‘Ernakulam’ Biju could take the girl away.
Biju was produced in court and remanded in judicial custody.
The police have intensified their efforts to nab the other two.