Eight Arrested for International Extortion in Punjab, Kidnapped Elderly Man Demanding Ransom from US-based Son
A gang of eight has been arrested for kidnapping an elderly man and asking for ransom from the son settled in the US. The incident took place in Kapurthala, Punjab, and it was found that the gang has links in the US and demanded Rs. 3 crores from the son. Along with the gang members, the vehicle used to kidnap the elderly man was also recovered.
Kapurthala police has successfully busted an international gang of extortionists that had links in the US. Eight members of the gang were arrested by teams under Harvinder Singh SP, Barjinder Singh DSP, Sukhninder Singh DSP Bhulath, and Jarnail Singh in charge of CIA staff said SSP Kapurthala Navneet Singh Bains.
The members have been identified as Guriqbal Singh alias Var – resident of Ghazi Gadana, Harmanjit Singh – resident of Bamuwal, Gurmukh Singh alias Gora – resident of Lakhan Ke Pade, Amrik Singh – resident of Khaira Dona, Karamjit Singh – resident of Khaira Dona, Germanjit Singh alias Chaudhary – resident of Nurpur Lubana, and one juvenile of Ghaji Gudana, Vijay Kumar.
On January 3, Lakhwinder Singh of village Gazi Gudana was kidnapped by Guriqbal Singh and his accomplices. They demanded a ransom of Rs. 3 crores from Lakhwinder’s son who is living in the US. However, due to pressure from the police, Lakhwinder was let go on January 6.