Car driver of Businesswoman and his four associates including two Rowdy-Sheeter arrested by Mahalakshmi layout police for faking his own kidnapping to extort Rs.1 Crore from his employer

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar


34-year-old car driver of a businesswoman and his four associates including two rowdy-sheeters have been arrested for faking his own kidnap to extort Rs.1 crore from his employer .

The Mahalakshmi layout police inspector and his team of police swung into action and cracked the case within 24 hours and arrested the car driver,Hemanth Kumar, 34,along with his associates from a farm house Doddballapura where the accused were found plotting the drama.

The accused have been identified as Srinivasa,40, Mohan,39,both Rowdy-Sheeters in Malleshwaram having multiple criminal cases pending against them along with their associates,Tejas, 25 and Kuldeep,28.

During investigation it was revealed that Hemanth Kumar a distant relative of Lakshmi,a business woman, running a serial production house and resident of Mahalakshmi Layout .

Lakshmi had borrowed a home loan of Rs.1 crore and Hemanth Kumar wanted to get the money somehow.

He hatched a plan to get kidnapped and take the money as ransom.As per the plan he roped his associates and went to Mysuru on the pretext of attending some work on February 13 and switched off the phone .

Lakshmi tried to call Hemanth but he was not reachable for the whole day.The next day,Hemanth called Lakshmi and started crying stating that some unknown men kidnapped him and taking him around in a vehicle demanding a ransom of Rs.1 Crore .

He also informed Lakshmi that he would be killed if the money is not paid and warned her not to inform the police.

Shocked Lakshmi rushed to the police station and filed a complaint.The Police swung into action and analyzed the Call record details and CCTV footage to track down the accused to a farm house.

The police rescued Hemanth Kumar and arrested the accused.A detailed questioning with the accused exposed the plot shocking both the police and Ms. Lakshmi.

Hemanth told the police that he was in dire need of money and knew about Lakshmi having a cash at home and wanted to get the money somehow.

Bengaluru City Police Commissioner B Dayananda, Addl CP West,N Satheesh Kumar appreciated DCP North,Saidullu Adawath,and his team for cracking the case within 24 hours a special reward will be given to whole team he added.