Ransom

  • Five booked for kidnapping Gujarat-based businessman 20-02-2014 02:35 PM

    Police in Patna on Thursday filed a chargesheet against five people in the abduction of a Gujarat-based businessman in Bihar last year in October. All five accused named in the chargesheet, filed in the court of chief judicial magistrate in Saran district, are currently lodged in jail. "We have filed...
  • 24-year-old boy gets life term for kidnapping MP businessman, son 05-02-2014 07:38 AM

    A youth from West Bengal was on Tuesday awarded life sentence by a local court in a 2011 inter-state kidnapping case related to a Madhya Pradesh businessman and his son. Additional Sessions Judge DN Mishra found Abdul Momin guilty of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping for ransom and sent him to...
  • Senior police official gets death threat, FIR lodged 04-01-2014 07:03 PM

    The police chief of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday received a death threat and an extortion demand of Rs 5 lakh, police said. The threat was contained in a letter addressed to the Superintendent of Police of Pratapgarh district, asking him not to investigate the murder, late December...
  • Businessman's son kidnapped, killed by 3 boys for ransom of Rs 20 lakh 26-12-2013 03:37 PM

    A 14-year-old son of a city-based businessman was allegedly kidnapped and killed by three youths known to him for ransom of Rs 20 lakh in Sawarupnagar area, police said. The three accused-- Shubham, Jitin and Meghraj-- aged between 19 and 20 have been arrested by the police and body of...
  • Gujarat trader's abduction: CID arrests fourth suspect 23-12-2013 12:24 PM

    One more person was arrested in Bihar for his alleged role in the abduction of a Gujarat-based businessman October 29, police said on Monday. Bihar Police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Prem Prakash, a close associate of main suspect and gangster Chandan Sonar from Vaishali district, and interrogated him in...
  • Four men who allegedly abducted 6-year-old boy for ransom arrested 11-12-2013 10:26 AM

    The police has arrested four people who allegedly abducted a six-year-old boy, to use him as a hostage and extort a ransom for his release. Stating this, Superintendent of Police (Eastern Zone) OP Tripathi told reporters that Rahul, Shubham, Ganpat and Jitendra were arrested, adding that the boy has been...
  • Panchayat orders boycott of 4 murder accused, ask them to leave village with their families 02-12-2013 12:55 PM

    A village panchayat in Bihar on Monday ordered social boycott of four men accused of abducting and killing a five-year-old-boy in Gopalganj district.The accused with their families were also asked to leave the village, police said. "The village panchayat has decided to socially boycott the families of four accused as...
  • Two e-banking Nigerian swindlers arrested 12-09-2013 11:03 PM

    New Delhi: Two Nigerian nationals were arrested for swindling Rs 70 lakh from the account of a non-resident Indian (NRI) through e-banking after hacking the victim's email id. Stanley Ransome Ogwu, 36, and Roland Chukwudi Alumona alias Lucas, 37, were nabbed from south Delhi Wednesday. "Three laptops were recovered from...
  • Gym instructor arrested for kidnapping a Delhi-based businessman 28-08-2013 06:21 AM

    Two people, including a gym instructor, were arrested in connection with a kidnapping-cum-ransom case of a Delhi-based businessman, police said on Tuesday, adding the victim has been rescued and the Rs 20 lakh ransom amount recovered. One of the accused, Dharmender Kumar, 22, was arrested from outside a hospital in...
  • Police team rescues boy kidnapped for ransom 22-08-2013 04:20 PM

    Police on Thursday rescued a youth, abducted for a ransom of Rs 60 lakh, from a jungle in Munger district, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said. A police team led by Maharaj rescued Suraj Kumar who was kidnapped from the Akash Institute at Fraser road in the state capital...
  • Manipur: Abducted govt officials released by Kuki militants 14-08-2013 11:20 AM

    Two Manipur government officials have been released after their kidnapping by suspected Kuki militants on August 8, official sources said on Wednesday. M Priyokumar and W Ibopishak, attached to the horticulture department, were on Tuesday brought in a vehicle by their captors and released at the Kangla Park area in...
  • Delhi Police arrests property dealer for kidnapping 11-year-old boy 08-07-2013 08:18 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has cracked a kidnapping case of an 11-year-old boy who was abducted on Saturday. Police have arrested a property dealer for allegedly kidnapping the boy with the help of an accomplice for ransom. According to the police, 42-year-old Harpal Singh Sodhi was arrested from Bhiwari...
  • Rajasthan: 5-year-old boy killed for ransom by cousin 19-11-2012 05:30 PM

    Kota: A five-year-old boy was allegedly abducted and murdered by his cousin in Kota, police said. On Sunday, Makebra Police arrested Ishiteyak Ahmed alias Manjur and his aide Giraj Sharma, who have reportedly admitted to the crime. Ashif was abducted on November 6, from his residence in Chandraghata area of...
  • Baby Saanvi death: Grandmother's body flown back to India 28-10-2012 08:11 AM

    Bridgeport: The body of the grandmother of baby Saanvi Venna, who was murdered earlier last week in the US, has been brought back to India. The US police has nabbed the suspect - a family friend Raghunandan Yandamuri who has been booked with double murder in the case. The police...
  • Hindus protest in Pak against kidnappings 24-12-2011 02:03 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's minority Hindus protested outside Balochistan provincial assembly in Quetta against increasing incidents of abduction of community members for ransom in the province, close on the heels of a young trader's murder after his family failed to pay money to his kidnappers. The Hindus staged the protest on Friday...
  • Millionaire kidnapper caught in Delhi 06-07-2011 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: A wealthy Delhi businessman decided to copy the plot of the Hollywood thriller 'Ransom' for kidnapping a 5-year-old to repay his debts. The Hollywood flick inspired 26-year-old Milind Godi to come up with a sinister kidnapping plot. What is even more shocking is that Godi is not a...
  • Captive sailor's family requests PM to intervene 01-05-2011 10:20 AM

    Mumbai: The son of the Chief Engineer of the captive ship under Somali pirates Kapil Grewal, has lashed out at the government and demanded immediate intervention from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Captive sailor Bahadur Singh's son, Kapil Grewal, said "Mr Manmohan Singh is the leader of one of the most...
  • The profit making business of Somali pirates 17-04-2011 07:47 PM

    Somali pirates are not just brute buccaneers, but part of a thriving business model with international connections. ...
  • The profit making business of Somali pirates 17-04-2011 06:58 PM

    Mumbai: Though Indian navy has caught at least 100 pirates, at least 53 Indians are still in Somali pirates' captivity. These pirates are mere foot soldiers of a thriving multi-million dollar piracy industry in Somalia. And this industry has well-entrenched international connections too. Somali pirates are not just brute buccaneers,...
  • Ransom paid, pirates make new demand 16-04-2011 09:58 PM

    Pirates refused to release 7 Indian crew members till the Indian government release the 100 captured pirates. ...
  • Somali pirates keep Indian hostages after ransom 16-04-2011 07:37 AM

    Mogadishu: In a move that could change the pirate-hostage equation, Somali pirates on Friday took in a multimillion dollar ransom, then released the ship and some of the crew but kept all the Indian crew members as hostages. A pirate told The Associated Press that the Indian crew members' hostage...