Kidnapped Delhi businessman rescued after shootout, two held

A 23-year-old businessman who was kidnapped on Tuesday night has been rescued following a shootout between the police and the kidnappers here and two persons have been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Rishi Pal said Nithish Arora was kidnapped from Rohini of north-west Delhi and was rescued within an hour.

“One of the kidnappers tried to fire at the police party and they retaliated, injuring one of the kidnappers,” Pal said.

Police said that one pistol along with two live cartridges were recovered from the accused, who have criminal history.

On Tuesday, Arora was going home from his factory in Kundli Industrial Area when the accused rammed his car from behind.

As Arora got out of his car an argument broke out between him and the accused, following which the accused kidnapped Arora in his own car, police said.

After enquiring about his details so as to ask for ransom, the accused gagged Arora and put him in the boot of his own car.

Pal said that just before the argument, Arora was luckily talking to a friend over phone who overheard the conversation and alerted his family.

The family then called the police and they tracked down his location using electronic surveillance.

“Police party reached the spot within minutes and found the accused changing a flat tyre of the car,” Pal said.

When the accused found themselves surrounded by police they fired at police and police also returned fire in which one of the accused person was injured, the DCP said.

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