Rowdy and two associates arrested for abducting advocate and torturing him to extort money for refusing to bail out their associates

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

The Channammanakere Acchukattu police arrested a rowdy and two of his associates for abducting an advocate and torture him to extort money,after he refused to bail out their associates .

Based on the complaint filed by the victim,Giridhar,a city based advocate,the police track down Rajesh and his associates Harshith and John.

However the fourth accused identified as Bharath is absconding,efforts are on to track them down,a senior officer, said .

The victim was returning home in the car when the accused confronted the car and demanded to get their eight accused out on bail,who are presently lodged in central prison.

After checking the cases pending against them, Giridhar told them bailing out will be near impossible .

Enraged Rajesh took control of the car drove off and taken to isolated place where they disrobed and assaulted Giridhar.

The accused after hours of torture demanded a ransom of Rs.5 lakh for his release and settled for Rs.10,000 to release him.

The accused even threatened him with dire consequences if he complained to the police.However Giridhar file a complaint with the police and the accused were arrested.

Rajesh has many criminal cases pending against him and he along with two others will be sent back to central prisons where his associates are presently lodged he said.