Two persons who allegedly kidnapped a boy and demanded a ransom of Rs.10 lakh from his father have been arrested here. They include the boy’s uncle.

According to the police, one Kumarveer had gone to his brother Pappu’s house in Harsh Vihar here around 9 p.m. on November 13. From there he took Pappu’s four-year-old son Sonu along with him without informing the boy’s parents. Pappu then lodged a complaint and a case of kidnapping was registered.

Later, Pappu received a call from Kumarveer who demanded a ransom of Rs 10 lakh for release of the boy. Kumarveer and two of his accomplices, who had taken Sonu to a village in Bareilly, then asked Pappu to come to the Chandausi railway station with the money.

“As Pappu reached Chandausi, the kidnappers asked him to board a train bound for Bareilly. When he rejected their demand on the directions of a police party accompanying him, the kidnappers left the station and went back to Bareilly,” said a senior police officer.

The police used technical surveillance to trace the phone number used to make the call for ransom and it was found to be in Bareilly from where a police team arrested one Bhoore Shah, who allegedly assisted Kumarveer in carrying out the kidnapping. On interrogation, Bhoore Shah purportedly told the police that Kumarveer and Noor Bano (Bhhore Shah’s wife) had left the village for Delhi.

As per their new plan, Kumarveer called his brother to Shahdara railway station to collect the ransom amount.

The police laid a trap at the railway station and arrested Kumarveer when he arrived there along with the kidnapped boy. Sonu was rescued and reunited with his family.