CHENNAI: Two persons allegedly kidnapped an NRI who returned to India a few months ago and kept him in a house in Mannadi for three days. The NRI had failed to repay the loan he took. On Wednesday, police nabbed one Thameem Ansari, brother of the moneylender, and were looking for Basheer.
Police said, the victim Syed Abu Dahir (35), of Venkadaiyya Street, Muthialpet owned a mobile showroom in Parrys. He also lived in London for a few years for his business. On Wednesday, Syed told police that he managed to escape from the abductors' house in Mannadi where was kept for the last three days and wanted help.
The police of Wednesday evening nabbed Thameem and registered four cases against him and began hunting his associate, Basheer.
Ansari told police that in London, Syed had become a friend of his brother S Wasim, of Nethaji Nagar, Tondiarpet now living in the UK capital.
Syed borrowed `10 lakh from Wasim a few years ago and returned `5 lakh but did not repay the rest. He returned to Chennai a few months ago but did not return the remaining loan. Wasim then informed his brother to recover the loan.
"Ansari along with his friend Basheer hatched a plan to kidnap Syed for the money. On March 10, while Syed was heading to his shop, the duo kidnapped him on a motorcycle and lodged him in a house in Mannadi where he was tortured," police alleged.
After three days Dahir managed to escape and informed the police who rescued him from the place.