Three arrested for abducting contractor, demanding ransom

Three persons have been arrested for allegedly abducting a contractor, the police said on Friday. The victim was rescued from Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district, they said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Thakur said that the accused have been identified as Irfan Ali (27), Aziz Ali (35) and Bablu (24), all residents of Sitapur.

Payment dispute

The police said that one of the accused, Irfan, who used to work with the victim, planned the abduction following a dispute with him over payment of money.

According to the police, on October 24, a woman residing in Malviya Nagar lodged a complaint, alleging that her husband Ramesh Chandra, who had gone to Lakhimpur Kheri in U.P. for some work on October 23, had been abducted by some unidentified people. She said they had also demanded a ransom of ₹4 lakh for his release.

A case was then registered and investigation revealed that

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