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Bid to kidnap student foiled

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HYDERABAD, FEB. 25. An anonymous caller helped the police foil an attempt to kidnap the son of a city-based businessman on Wednesday. Following the tip-off, the police control room rushed a Blue Clots team and personnel from the Narayanguda station, who took into custody three persons, who later confessed to planning the kidnap of a seven-year-old student of St. Joseph's School.

After interrogation of the trio, the police moved in and arrested two more persons who were allegedly planning to kidnap Amanjeet Singh, son of a businessman, Gurmit Singh, for ransom. A crude firearm loaded with a bullet, a knife and three mobile phones were recovered from the arrested persons.

Briefing newsmen about the arrests, the Central Zone DCP, C. V. Anand, said the mastermind of the failed kidnap bid was one, Shamsher Singh Gill, who had earlier worked in the house of Mr. Gurmit Singh.

The police operation began after the control room received the tip-off at 8.30 a.m. and police teams which had rushed to Hyderguda found Shamsher Singh Gill (26), an electrician, Sunny Singh (19), a shop worker and an auto driver, Srinivas (20), waiting near Apollo Hospitals. Noticing the policemen surrounding them, Shamsher Singh allegedly tried to whip out a weapon but was overpowered, as were his accomplices.

Subsequently, the police arrested Deepak Singh (19), working with an auto financier and Mahender Goud (19), a medical shop worker. The duo confessed to being on the recce and was to alert the three others about the boy's arrival in a school auto. Shamsher Singh told the police that he procured the weapon from one, Naveen Chowdhary, a resident of Agra, a few months ago.

The DCP said provisions of Andhra Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act were being invoked in the case. The police teams comprising the head constables, Bhaskar and Mohd. Fasiuddin, and the constables, A. Raja Kumar and B. Vykunta Rao, of the Blue Colts team, the Inspector, I.T.V.S. Suryanarayana, and the sub-inspector, Gangadhar, were given cash rewards for acting promptly and preventing the kidnap.

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