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Swift action by police forces kidnappers to abandon victim

Prompt action and relentless pressure by the police forced a gang of kidnappers to abandon their victim, the 19-year-old son of a senior executive at a leading Indian conglomerate, who had been kidnapped for ransom on Tuesday evening. The 15-hour operation involved over 150 police personnel and was supervised by the city police commissioner.

The boy is an engineering student. He was at a coffee shop in Yelahanka when a gang surrounded him around 6.30 p.m. and forced him inside a car.

Within an hour, the kidnappers contacted his parents. After informing that the youth was in their custody, they warned of dire consequences if the couple informed the police.

“They told the parents that they would call the next day to state the ransom amount. Fortunately, the parents contacted the police immediately,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East) P.S. Harsha. Police Commissioner N.S. Megharik formed 10 special teams to track down the gang. All through Tuesday night, the teams monitored entry and exit points to the city.

“Our priority was to rescue the boy," Mr. Harsha said. Fearing that the police were closing in on them, the kidnappers abandoned the teenager on the outskirts of the city. The youth contacted his parents and was reunited with them on Wednesday morning.

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