Mangalore, September 15: A lady is taken under custody on the charges of kidnapping a youth and demanding money from him with the aid of seven male abettors at Bolar.
The accused, Shama alias Shamshad (25), residing near Jeppu market, allegedly kidnapped Mohammed Yusuf alias Asgar (25), a resident of Pandeshwar who has a mobile phone shop in Deralakatte. Shama also reportedly demanded Rs 25,000 from Yusuf.
Her male aids have also been arrested. Mohammed Nawaz (33) of Hoigebazar is said to be the prime accused who assisted her in executing her plan.
The other accused arrested are Amit Raj (24) of Emmekere, Bolar, Nasir (34) from Faizalnagar, Nitin Kumar (33) of Bolar, Ashraf (28), a resident near Kankanady market and Sunil Kumar (38) of Pandeshwar.
It is gathered that Yusuf came to know Shama a month ago through a person called Aftab. As per the plaint, on September 11th night, Shama asked Yusuf to come to the mall at Pandeshwar. When he arrived there, Shama asked him to drop her to her house located near a supermarket close to Mangaladevi. After dropping Shama, when he was about to drive away, Nawaz and the other six accused came towards him and forcibly pushed him into a car and drove to Emmekere maidan and then to a cement godown.
They allegedly assaulted him and reportedly told him that they were aware of ‘immoral activities’ he had done with Shama and demanded Rs 25 lakh and threatened to kill him. It is alleged that, they later left him with the car near the RTO and escaped in two bikes and Alto car.
Taking swift action on Yusuf’s complaint lodged on September 12th, Pandeshwar police led by inspector Dinakar Shetty and PSI Mohammed Sharif arrested all the eight accused within 24 hours.
The police seized a car and two bikes from the accused and were produced in court on Saturday September 13th and remanded in judicial custody.
Meanwhile, Shama too has lodged a counter case with the Pandeshwar police alleging that Yusuf had sent her shabby messages and even coaxed her to have physical relationship with him, which made her hatch this plan, she said. The police revealed that investigation are on.
It is gathered that Shama first contacted Nawaz and he called the other accomplices. Nawaz is into real estate business, whereas another accused, Amit Raj, is a rowdy sheeter, the Cops revealed.
As of now, Shama’s spouse is in jail who was recently arrested on the charges of serial thefts.