Prison staff among six persons held for abducting bizman

Police said they rescued the kidnapped businessman, Saravanan, a realtor, within two hours of the incident.
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CHENNAI: Six persons including a prison staff attached to Coimbatore prison were arrested on Sunday for their alleged involvement in the abduction of a city businessman on Saturday evening.

Police said they rescued the kidnapped businessman, Saravanan, a realtor, within two hours of the incident.

The arrested persons were identified as S Arokiaraj (42), A Aravindh Guru (23), B Afroz (23), A Ajay (24), S Vijayapandi (25) and B Nagendran (31), the Coimbatore prison staff.

Police said Saravanan had borrowed Rs 1 crore from Arockiaraj, a financier. Since Saravanan defaulted on paying back the loan, Arockiaraj took it upon his own hands to get back the money.

On Saturday, around 3.30 pm, Saravanan was at his brother’s house on Ramasamy Street in T Nagar when he received a call from the financier Arockia Raj to meet him. When they met, the financier’s men bundled Saravanan into a SUV and sped away.

Public who witnessed the incident alerted the police control room and within two hours, the vehicle used for the abduction was intercepted on East Coast Road and Saravanan was rescued, police said.

The police team rescued the victim, who was detained in an SUV on East Coast Road (ECR), and another team of police recovered a Mercedes Benz and a BMW car belonging to Saravanan that were abandoned near Thoraipakkam.

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