In a bid to earn some extra bucks, albeit through unfair means, three policemen, two homeguard jawans and a civilian allegedly kidnapped and looted two employees of a mobile store in Drive-In area.
An FIR has been filed against the six men for kidnapping and looting. The six had tried to hide the matter. Unfortunately for them, joint commissioner police Ajay Tomar came to know of the act and filed a complaint against all of them.
The victims, 28-year-old Vikas Chaudhary, resident of Bapunagar and his colleague Hardik, 24, work at a mobile store at Himalaya Mall. On October 29, the duo had gone to meet a relative at Murtimant Complex on Relief Road. They were carrying iPhone5. The duo was noticed by the group who concluded that they must belong to the affluent class.
One of the cops stopped the youths and told them that the six belong to crime branch. He told them that they had got a complaint of theft of iPhone5. After abusing Vikas and Hardik, the six took them to Gaekwad Haveli where they were thrashed outside the office.
They then took them to an ATM opposite VS hospital where they forced Vikas to withdraw Rs20,000 from his account. Hardik had to pull out Rs25,000. However, this act was captured by the CCTV at the ATM based on which a complaint was filed against them at Kalupur police
Of the three policemen, Naresh Patni and Dharmendrasinh Jhala are constables at Karanj police station and Upendrasinh Chudasma is constable at Vejalpur police station. The homeguard jawans are Vishal Goswami from Thakkarnagar, Manish Goswami from Nava Naroda. They were joined by Naresh Rana, a civilian.
Of the six, five have been arrested while Rana is still absconding.