FIVE HELD FOR ‘KID­NAP­PING’ CHANDI­GARH YOUTH

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SAS NA­GAR: Five youths who had a l l e gedly kid­napped a Chandi­garh res­i­dent af­ter a scuf­fle were ar­rested by SAS Na­gar po­lice af­ter a chase last­ing an hour on Satur­day evening.

The lo­cal po­lice man­aged to res­cue Man­preet Singh of Sec­tor 48, Chandi­garh, who was al­legedly kid­napped by the five ac­cused students iden­ti­fied as Gurmeet, Akash, Sahib­jit, Gurpartap and Ka­mal in a Bolero jeep from UT. All ac­cused are stay­ing in pay­ing guest ac­com­mo­da­tions.

Po­lice said Man­preet was mov­ing in Sec­tor 36 mar­ket at about 8pm when one of the ac­cused stand­ing there in­ad­ver­tently spit on him. Man­preet had an ar­gu­ment with the group, fol­low­ing which sup­port­ers of both jumped into the fray and hit each other with beer bot­tles.

The ri­val group bun­dled Man­preet into a Bolero and drove away to­wards SAS Na­gar. In the mean­time, Chandi­garh po­lice in­formed their SAS Na­gar coun­ter­parts.

A lo­cal po­lice team chased the ve­hi­cle for about an hour and fi­nally in­ter­cepted it near Lan­dran.

Man­preet was res­cued and all five ac­cused youths ar­rested. The kid­nap­pers, who were injured in the group fight, were given first aid at a pri­vate hospi­tal in So­hana.

“The ac­cused had kid­napped the youth af­ter a scuf­fle in Chandi­garh. They were in­ter­cepted by a po­lice team in SAS Na­gar. The ac­cused have been handed over to Chandi­garh po­lice as the youth was kid­napped from there,” said SAS Na­gar SSP Gur­preet Singh Bhullar.

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