Five held for kidnapping Canadian NRI in Amritsar

amandeepComputer software engineer Amandeep Singh Chandi who returned from Canada recently was abducted by several persons from the Ranjit Avenue area in the late evening.

City police claim to have solved the kidnapping case within 24 hours, and in a brief statement said five persons have been held and two accomplices are still at large. They said Chandi was kidnapped for extortion. They reached the site of the crime after some onlookers gave them information.

A case was registered on the statement of the victim’s brother, Pardeep Singh Chandi. Those arrested were Manmohan Singh, Jasminder Singh; Manjit Singh and Paramjit Singh and Varun Sareen. Pawan Kumar and Dharamvir were still absconding.

Meanwhile police officials refused to divulge details saying it could hamper investigations.