August 16, 2022

The Sion police on Sunday efficiently rescued a 47-year-old Telangana native who had allegedly been kidnapped from Mumbai and was being held hostage in Puducherry. The police are actually on the lookout for the 2 accused, who allegedly kidnapped the sufferer as a result of he owed them cash.

In keeping with the Sion police, the sufferer, Shankar Mathmalla, was working in Dubai and landed in Mumbai on June 22. He was alleged to take a bus from Sion to his native Telengana however by no means obtained there. Subsequently, his son Harish reached Mumbai and made inquiries with the bus operator, who instructed him that Shankar had booked a ticket however subsequently cancelled it.

At the same time as Harish was attempting to acquire any additional clues about his father’s whereabouts, Shankar referred to as him on June 24 and stated that he was in a hospital in Chennai. Shankar hung up earlier than Harish may ask any extra questions and Harish rushed to the Sion police station, the place he registered a Lacking Individual’s Report in his father’s identify.

“On June 28, Harish acquired a number of calls from an unknown quantity. The caller stated that he had Shankar in his custody and demanded Rs 15 lakh in trade for his launch. Harish instructed us about this and we instantly registered a grievance of kidnapping towards unidentified individuals. We then began monitoring the mobile location and likewise obtained different particulars concerning the quantity,” an officer with the Sion police station stated.

The officer added that whereas analysing the decision element information of the quantity from which the ransom name had come, the investigating crew realised that the abductor had exchanged calls with Shankar a number of instances prior to now.

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This led the police to consider that the abductors had been recognized to him. In the meantime, utilizing the registration particulars of the quantity, the police recognized the accused and despatched a crew to Puducherry, the place the quantity’s final location had been recorded in mobile location mapping.

Over a number of days of investigation in collaboration with the native police, the Sion police had been capable of establish some members of the family of the accused and began calling them up. Concurrently, the police had been additionally constantly monitoring Shankar’s cellphone and on Saturday, they immediately obtained successful on his location, which was close to the Puducherry railway station.

“We rushed to the station and scoured the whole space until we discovered him. He was severely injured and we took him to an area hospital, after which we introduced him again to Mumbai on Sunday. Prima facie, it appears that evidently the accused panicked after we began contacting their members of the family and deserted him on the railway station. Shankar has additionally talked about that he owed cash to the accused and we’re working additional on this angle,” the officer stated.

Senior police inspector Manoj Hirlekar confirmed that Shankar had been introduced again safely to Mumbai.

“Shankar is now within the hospital receiving therapy for his accidents and we’re but to document a proper assertion from him. Investigations are underway to hint and apprehend the accused,” Hirlekar stated.


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