BANGALORE: The K R Puram police have arrested three persons who had allegedly kidnapped a doctor and demanded a ransom of `50 lakh for his release. The accused, who had kept the doctor hostage in Haryana, opened fire on the policemen when they tried to arrest them. However, the police shot at the abductors and managed to nab them.
The accused have been identified as Irshad (20) of Uttar Pradesh, Javed (22) and Shabbir (30), both residents of Hodal taluk in Palwal district of Haryana.
The rescued doctor Shankar (28) had started Shankar Nursing Home on Basavanapura in K R Puram six months ago.
According to the police, Irshad had got admitted in the nursing home and he had told Shankar that he had got some treasure while he was demolishing his house in Hodal and he wanted to sell it. One of the accused pleaded him to purchase it and help him. Shankar was convinced by his words and left to Hodal on February 11. But, the accused kidnapped him and made calls to Suresh demanding `50 lakh for his release. Later, Suresh filed a case with the police.
A police team comprising inspector V K Vasudev, HC Muniraju and constable Naheem Hussein immediately left for Haryana along with Suresh. They contacted the local police there and conducted a joint operation.