The city police formed three special teams to trace a real estate dealer who was kidnapped in a car from Yelagiri hills on Wednesday.
Later, the kidnappers contacted Arul’s son Robin phone and demanded a ransom of Rs 10 lakh. While Robin was making the arrangements, the kidnappers called again and raised the ransom to Rs 50 lakh.
Robin then approached the Yelagiri police who informed the Tirupatthur DSP. A case was registered and the DSP ordered the formation of three special teams to trace the culprits. Since phone records revealed that the call to Robin was made from Kuppam in Andhra Pradesh, a police team left for Kuppam to trace the culprits.