Four smugglers held for kidnap, torture of carrier in Chennai

According to the police, the man identified as Rasool Kani (56) from Tondiarpet worked in a private company in the city.

Published: 31st March 2023 07:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2023 07:26 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI:  Violence in the name of gold theft is not new. It touches new heights when smuggling gangs, which suffer losses after a kuruvi (carrier) allegedly deceives them, and they go to any lengths to retrieve the yellow metal.

One such case was reported in the city recently. Based on a complaint from a carrier, city police arrested four men who allegedly kidnapped and tortured him because he allegedly got robbed by a gang when he was on his way to make the delivery.

According to the police, the man identified as Rasool Kani (56) from Tondiarpet worked in a private company in the city. But, more importantly, he worked as a ‘kuruvi’ (carrier), who regularly flew between Chennai and other countries and smuggled gold and electronic gadgets.

Meanwhile, Rasool had landed in Tiruchy from Dubai on February 26 with a consignment of gold, laptops and mobile phones. He was travelling to Chennai in a car with two kg of gold and the gadgets said the police. When he reached Madurantakam, a gang allegedly waylaid the vehicle, attacked Kani and escaped with the valuables. While Madurantakam police registered a case and launched a hunt for the suspects, Kani informed his boss Abdul Salam in Kodungaiyur. 

“Abdul Salam who did not believe Kani allegedly kidnapped him and took him to a lodge in Mamallapuram and tortured him. He was then dumped in a hospital, from where he returned home on March 13,” said the police. 

Based on a complaint from Kani, North Beach police registered a case and arrested Abdul Salam, Abdul Rahman, Abdul Wadood and Abdul Kuthoos. All four men were later remanded in judicial custody. A probe is on.

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