Five individuals have been arrested by the Thane police for allegedly kidnapping a doctor and extorting Rs. 30 lakh from him. The incident took place on Wednesday, and the accused were arrested on Thursday.
According to the police, the victim was abducted by the accused while he was returning home from his clinic in his car. They then took him to an isolated location and demanded a ransom of Rs. 50 lakh. After negotiations, the ransom was reduced to Rs. 30 lakh, which the doctor paid.
The police were able to track down the accused using CCTV footage from the area and phone call records. The five individuals, all in their twenties, have been charged with kidnapping, extortion, and criminal conspiracy.
The accused have been identified as Akash Mhatre, Karan Sankhe, Abhishek Gaikwad, Pratik Vichare, and Aditya Pandit. They are all residents of Thane and are believed to have carried out the crime to pay off their debts.
The police have recovered the ransom money and the car used in the crime. The accused have been remanded to police custody until further notice.
This incident serves as a reminder to the public to be cautious and vigilant while traveling, especially at night or in isolated areas. It is also important to report any suspicious activity to the authorities immediately to prevent such crimes from happening. The police have assured the public that they will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of Thane.