Four held for kidnapping businessman in Triplicane

According to the police, Christu Raj (43) of Velayutham Street in Pudupet, runs chit fund business in the city called ‘Raj Chit Fund’.

Published: 10th October 2021 05:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th October 2021 05:44 AM   |  A+A-

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CHENNAI: The police have arrested four people for kidnapping the owner of an eatery at Triplicane. The accused had come in search of one Christu Raj, who allegedly swindled money by promising a chit fund scheme, but ended up kidnapping his cousin.

According to the police, Christu Raj (43) of Velayutham Street in Pudupet, runs chit fund business in the city called ‘Raj Chit Fund’. “As he gained confidence among residents, over 100 people, most of them traders and common public, deposited cash in many schemes. Recently, he failed to return money to matured depositors and dodged them citing Covid and other reasons,” said a police officer. About 17 victims approached the Chennai Police Commissioner’s office and filed a formal complaint to initiate legal action against Christu Raj.

Based on the complaint, the police summoned and inquired Christu Raj and a few others. “On Friday, six of the victims who lost money came in search of him. As they didn’t find him anywhere, they went to his eatery, run by his cousin Sajjin on the Triplicane High Road and inquired about Christu Raj’s whereabouts. They forcefully took him away,” said a police officer.

Following this, the staff at the eatery informed the control room about Sajjan’s kidnap. Based on a complaint, the police traced and narrowed down on a house at Pudupet, where Sajjin was detained illegally. He was rescued and the police apprehended four kidnappers, identified as Mohammad Hakeem (35), Raj (42), Raja Hussain (53), of Pudupet, and Mohammad Sultan (58) of Kolathur. The Triplicane police registered a case and arrested the four, and remanded them to judicial custody.

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