Abducted dentist from Hyderabad rescued in Andhra Pradesh, 7 held

A doctor from Hyderabad was rescued from Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh a day after he was allegedly kidnapped from his clinic here by a seven-member inter-state gang, police said on Wednesday.

The kidnappers, demanded Rs 10 crore as a ransom to be paid in bitcoins for the release of the 56-year-old dentist, the police said.

The prime accused is a close relative of the doctor’s wife, they said.

After learning about the dentists financial status, the accused hatched a plan along with other gang members from Maharashtra, Karnataka and from Hyderabad to abduct him to extort money by threatening him and his family, the police said.

The accused formed two separate gangs to carry out his plan — one for abducting the dentist and handing him over to the other gang which was to shift the abducted victim to a location in Karnataka till the ransom was received, Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanarsaid.

As part of the plan, five burqa-clad persons forcibly took the dentist away in a car after injuring him with toy pistols and kept him in a room at Kukatpally area here till late Tuesday.

The kidnappers then sent a voice message to the dentist’s family demanding the ransom within 48 hours, police said.

Subsequently, the doctor was handed over to the other gang which proceeded towards Bengaluru.

Meanwhile, the dentist’s relatives complained to the police.

Twelve police teams were formed and they moved into Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana and started apprehending the accused.

Finally, at Anantapur, the dentist was safely rescued, the police said.

The dentist had been constructing a building with the clinic on the ground floor and the floors above were kept open for lease.

Learning about this, the prime accused decided to abduct the doctor for money, they added.

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Abducted dentist from Hyderabad rescued in Andhra, 7 held

(EDS: Updating with arrest of accused) Hyderabad, Oct 28 (PTI) A doctor from Hyderabad was rescued from Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh a day after he was allegedly kidnapped from his clinic here by a seven- member inter-state gang, police said on Wednesday.

The kidnappers, demanded Rs 10 crore as ransom to be paid in bitcoins for the release of the 56-year-old dentist, the police said.

The prime accused is a close relative of doctor’s wife, they said.

After learning about the dentists financial status, the accused hatched a plan along with other gang members from Maharashtra, Karnataka and from Hyderabad to abduct him to extort money by threatening him and his family, the police said.

The accused formed two separate gangs to carry out his plan — one for abducting the dentist and handing him over to the other gang which was to shift the abducted victim to a location in Karnataka till the ransom was received,Cyberabad Police CommissionerVCSajjanarsaid.

As part of the plan, five burqa-cladpersons forcibly took thedentist away in a car after injuring him with toy pistols and kept him in a room at Kukatpally area here till late Tuesday.

The kidnappers then sent a voice message to the dentist’s family demanding the ransom within 48 hours, police said.

Subsequently, the doctor was handed over to the other gang which proceeded towards Bengaluru.

Meanwhile, the dentists relatives complained to the police.

Twelve police teams were formed and they moved into Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana and started apprehending the accused. Finally at Anantapur, the dentist was safely rescued, the police said.

The dentist had been constructing a building with the clinic on the ground floor and the floors above were kept open for lease. Learning about this, the prime accused decided to abduct the doctor for money, they added. PTI VVK NVG NVG

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Kidnapped Hyderabad dentist rescued in Andhra Pradesh



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Police in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh rescued a dentist who was kidnapped from a hospital in Hyderabad Tuesday evening.

Alerted by Telangana Police that the kidnappers were proceeding towards Bengaluru in a Mahendra Bolero, Anantapur police set up watch on several roads including the Hyderabad-Bengaluru highway. A police team spotted the jeep near Rapthadu toll plaza around 2 am and intercepted it.

Police said while two kidnappers fled, two others were nabbed. Police then rescued Dr Behjas Hussain, a dentist working at Kismetpur Dental Clinic at Hyderabad. The doctor’s hands and legs were tied with ropes and he appeared dazed, an official said. Later in the day, Anantapur police tracked down the two kidnappers who had fled and took them into custody.

According to the police, the dentist was kidnapped by five burqa-clad persons from his hospital in the Rajendranagar area of Hyderabad. The kidnappers later made a WhatsApp ransom call to his family demanding Rs 10 crore in bitcoin currency, police added.

Sources in Cyberabad Police said five-8 members were involved in the kidnapping. While five persons abducted the dentist Tuesday, they handed him over to four persons who were taking him to Bengaluru or nearby towns.

Officials said the kidnapping could be a fall out of the financial dispute that the doctor allegedly had with his business partners.

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Andhra police rescue kidnapped Hyderabad dentist, 3 kidnappers escape – india news

Police in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district rescued a Hyderabad-based dentist from kidnappers while they were taking him to Karnataka in a vehicle in the early hours of Wednesday.

Anantapur’s superintendent of police Dr Satya Yesubabu said when the kidnappers’ vehicle was intercepted at Rapthadu village the driver tried to divert the vehicle towards Kanaganapalli.

“But the police surrounded it from all sides. While they overpowered Sanjay, who was driving the vehicle, three others managed to escape into the fields. They could rescue the doctor – B Hussain (57), who was lying in the back seat with his hands and legs tied,” the SP said.

Hussain was kidnapped by five burqa-clad men from his clinic at Bandlaguda Jagir under Rajendranagar police station limits on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Tuesday afternoon when he was getting ready to go home for lunch.

The kidnappers, who were conversing in Marathi, beat up Hussain’s assistant Syed Salman and dumped him in the washroom. They later dragged the doctor into his Toyota Innova vehicle and proceeded towards Shankarpalli.

The SP said the kidnappers first detained Hussain in an undisclosed place till evening. Later, the gang leader handed him to four members of the gang and asked them to take him to Shimoga or Bengaluru in a Mahindra Bolero vehicle.

Meanwhile, Salman, who managed to escape from the clinic, informed Hussain’s family. The dentist’s wife then complained to Rajendranagar police.

“Since Hussain is also into real estate business and made big money, the kidnappers targeted him. They reportedly demanded a ransom of Rs 10 crore through Bitcoins,” Yesubabu said.

Based on the evidence collected, the Rajendranagar police came to the conclusion that the kidnappers had taken Hussain towards Bengaluru. They immediately alerted Anantapur police.

“We deployed special police teams on the national highway and kept a watch on the movements of vehicles coming from Hyderabad. In the early hours, Rapthadu police managed to intercept the vehicle and take it into their possession,” the SP said.

He said Hussain was rescued and was safe. “We have seized the vehicle and a pistol from the accused. We have launched a manhunt for other kidnappers. Investigation is on,” he said.

Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police Gautam Sawang complimented the Anantapur police for their quick action in rescuing the dentist from the kidnappers.

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Dentist kidnapped from Hyderabad rescued in Andhra Pradesh, within 24 hours- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Within 24 hours of getting kidnapped from his dental clinic in Hyderabad on Tuesday, Dr Hussain was rescued on Wednesday early morning by Andhra Pradesh police in Ananthapuram district. 

Based on a tip-off by Telangana police, their counterparts managed to intercept the vehicle in which the kidnappers were travelling to Bengaluru. A couple of men present in the vehicle were caught while a few others managed to escape. 

The AP police will hand over the victim, suffered mild injuries due to assault, to the Telangana force.

Interestingly, the kidnappers had demanded Dr Hussain’s family a ransom of Rs 10 crore in the form of Bitcoins. 

According to police, the kidnappers got into Dr Hussain’s dental clinic in Kismatpur under Rajendranagar police limits posing as patients. Minutes after entering his room, they kidnapped the dentist around 1 pm, forced him into his own four-wheeler and drove away. 

Later, four more accused joined the gang and the vehicle proceeded towards the Bengaluru Highway. In the meantime, Rajendranagar police received information about the incident, tracked the vehicle and alerted the AP police. 

Personnel posted in checkpoints in Ananthapuram were quickly alerted who checked every vehicle and later rescued Dr Hussain. In a video recorded after his rescue, the dentist said that around five burqa-clad persons kidnapped him from his clinic at around 1 pm on Tuesday.

“They knew that I live in Prestige Royal Woods In Kismatpur. They took my vehicle’s key that was kept on the table. I tried to resist and screamed twice as well but there was no one around. They forced me in to my own vehicle and took me away.

“Later, they changed the vehicle. They took me in an auto and kept me in a room for a while where they provided me water and spoke properly. Then they again put me in a four-wheeler and took me away. I could not see my watch but it must have been around 2 am then,” Dr Hussain said.

The dentist’s face was completely covered and his hands were tied when he was rescued. Dr Hussain also runs a real estate business and well off. 
 

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