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NBI rescues abducted Indian man in Laguna

/ 05:48 PM October 02, 2015

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has rescued an Indian national abducted by a kidnap-for-ransom syndicate operating in Cavite.

NBI Director Virgilio Mendez said businessman Jujhar Singh was rescued by elements of NBI-National Capital Region in Cabuyao, Laguna.

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NBI-NCR chief Max Salvador identified the arrested kidnappers as Zahr-Ahmed Chaudry, a Pakistani national, and brother-in-law Jimmy Cortez from General Trias, Cavite.

Their two cohorts, Joshi Tarun and Pradeep Kumar Sharma, both Indian nationals, were arrested in Manila.

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Salvador said Singh was abducted last Sept. 25 along Edison Street in Makati City.

Investigation showed that the victim was taken onboard a white van with plate number AAP 1472.

The family of the victim received a call asking for P20-million in exchange for Singh’s freedom.

The NBI also confiscated from the suspects two firearms, a mobile phone, an SUV and other documents.

The suspects will undergo inquest proceedings, after which they will be charged for kidnapping for ransom and illegal possession of firearms. Tetch Torres-Tupas/RC

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TAGS: Illegal possession of firearms, Jimmy Cortez, Joshi Tarun, Jujhar Singh, kidnapping for ransom, National Bureau of Investigation, Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Zahr-Ahmed Chaudry
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