Hoshiarpur, September 21
The police today recovered the son of a local arhtiya within 24 hours of his abduction from the local vegetable market. A suspect, allegedly involved in the recent murder of Rana Kandowalia at an Amritsar hospital, has been arrested in this regard. The kidnappers had demanded Rs 2 crore ransom from the family.
A gang being operated from abroad was behind the abduction, claimed the police.
Addressing mediapersons, SSP Amneet Kondal said Jaspal, a resident of Hoshiarpur, had lodged a complaint with the police that his son Rajan (21) was kidnapped from his shop around 4.40 am yesterday.
The police arrested Varinderpal Singh, alias Vicky, a resident of Amritsar, as he tried to collect the ransom, demanded at the behest of US resident Darman Kahlon, at Sri Hargobindpur canal. A motorcycle, a .32 pistol and three rounds were recovered from his possession. The abductors released the youth around 3 am. — OC
Focus on law and order: AAP to CM
AAP senior leader and MLA Aman Arora said yet another incident of kidnapping and ransom of a youth in Hoshiarpur had made it clear that law and order was a big challenge before CM Charanjit Singh Channi.
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