7 People arrested for kidnapping Phagwara man in Kenya

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The local police have booked seven persons, including Amritsar residents Navdeep Singh and Gurmit Singh, under Sections 364, 386 and 120B of the IPC on the charge of kidnapping Gurmit Singh of Preet Nagar, Phagwara, in Kenya and taking Rs 25-lakh ransom before releasing him.Gurmit, who remained under treatment at Nairobi West Hospital from July 13 to 21, returned here and lodged a complaint with Kapurthala SSP Rajinder Singh. He alleged that the Amritsar duo called him to their place on July 11, beat him and locked him up in a room.He was released on July 13 after the duo’s accomplices went to his house here and received Rs 25 lakh. Gurmit also informed the Indian High Commissioner in Kenya and lodged a complaint there.

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