Nitish orders probe in abduction case

Patna, Dec 19 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday ordered an inquiry into a case involving the kidnapping of a Surat-based businessman who was released in Patna after his father paid a ransom of Rs. 25-crore allegedly at the residence of a Bihar politician.

"The day I came to know about the issue I have asked the DGP to look into the matter," Kumar told reporters here.

However, Kumar said he is "interested in knowing the name" of the politician involved in the matter.

According to reports, Sohail Hingora son of Hanif Hingora was kidnapped from Daman by inter-state gang of criminals on Oct 29.

He was kept hostage in Bihar from Oct 31 till his father paid a ransom of Rs 25 crore in Patna to free his son.

Hanif alleged that he paid the ransom at the house of a ruling Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)] minister, whom he did not name.

He has also alleged that Sohail was kept in the house of a police officer in Saran district.

--IBNS (Posted on 19-12-2013)

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