CHENNAI: Two days after, a 60-year-old man was allegedly kidnapped by miscreants for a ransom of `80 lakh, city police arrested six suspects on Friday. The arrested, Balakrishnan alias Bala (35) of Tondiarpet, Sathya alias Bombay Raja (25) of Kallarai Salai, Karthik (27) of Washermanpet and Santhosh Kumar (19) of Tondiarpet, Abdul (27) of R K NAgar and Jayakanth (20) of Tondiarpet had allegedly kidnapped Fakeer Mohammed of Nethaji Nagar at Tondiarpet on Wednesday.
Police suspect the miscreants to be associates of a notorious rowdy in Kancheepuram. “However, only after all the suspects are arrested, a detailed probe will be conducted,” said a senior police officer. Speaking to Express, a friend of Fakeer said the victim had left home and was heading to a mosque on his two-wheeler.
“As Fakeer crossed about 20 houses, around five men in a car allegedly kidnapped him and one of them rode his two-wheeler which they later parked at MKB Nagar bus depot. “Later, the miscreants had made Fakeer call his son Peer Mohammed and told him to bring ` three lakh to Washermanpet for an emergency. Three men had approached Peer on a motorcycle, in which two were masked and one had collected the money. Later, Fakeer was dropped off at Walajah,” the friend said quoting Fakeer.
“Fakeer managed to call his friends and with their help reached the city and narrated the incident. It was only after this the victim’s family learnt it was a kidnap case and reached Walajah Police Station,” the friend said. Fakeer Mohammed, runs a furniture mart shop and resides along with his wife, son and daughter-in-law.