Attempt to kidnap a contractor foiled, one arrestted


Jharsuguda : Two unidentified persons allegedly tried to kidnap manpower contractor of Bhusan Power & Steel Ltd. from Jharsuguda on Monday late night. The victim identified as Sujit Singh (35), resident of Cox Colony, Jharsuguda, works as a man power contractor under Kashyap Enterprises and R.S. Enterprises for Bhusan Power & Steel Ltd. , Thelkoli (Sambalpur).

As per the sources, the incident took place at 9.45 p.m. on Monday night when some unidentified persons had called Sujit Singh and asked to meet them down near his house at Cox Colony. But as soon as he arrived he was shown a knife and at a gun point they had taken him to a secluded place and asked him to get his car by asking his wife to handed over the car keys to one of the miscreants. After his car was bought by the miscreants, he was then asked to drive and took him towards Sundergarh. Near Sundergarh, one of the miscreants had get down for eating a Gutkha, seeing the people nearby Sujit saw an opportunity and ran for help and narrated all incident to the local public where the public had taken hold of one of the kidnapper and immediately called the Sundergarh Police. Meanwhile, the other kidnapper had fled away from the spot with Sujit’s Car and had deserted the car few metres away from the incident spot near Sundergarh. After this the Sundergarh police had handed over the case to Jharsuguda Police.

Jharsuguda SDPO B.K. Nanda said “Based on the complaint of Sujit Singh, a case has been registered and investigation is presently going on. Among the two kidnapper one kidnapper has been arrested, a knife has been also seized and another kidnapper will be held very soon . He has been booked under section 306,363 and 25 Arms Act.”