Three days after a Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) professor was allegedly kidnapped, assaulted, confined to a home and robbed of his money and debit playing cards by 4 males, following a street rage incident, police on Tuesday mentioned they’ve arrested two males and seized two luxurious vehicles – one during which the instructor was pushed round within the metropolis and the opposite that adopted the primary automotive.
Police mentioned one of many arrested males, recognized as Rajat Pal Singh alias Sonu, from west Delhi’s Tagore Backyard, has a YouTube music channel. The opposite arrested man, Aashish Shokeen alias Monu, offers within the sale and buy of luxurious vehicles and is a resident of Palam Vihar in Gurugram.
One of many seized vehicles belongs to Singh whereas the opposite is owned by Shokeen. Not less than two extra suspects, who’ve been recognized, are nonetheless on the run, police mentioned.
“Aside from the 2 vehicles, ₹20,000 of the entire stolen cash was additionally recovered. The duo and their two buddies, who’re but to be arrested, had been headed in direction of Saket from Rajouri Backyard when the alleged street rage incident came about they usually kidnapped, assaulted and robbed the JNU professor,” mentioned deputy commissioner of police (west) Ghanshyam Bansal.
Based on police, the kidnapped JNU professor was pushed round for almost 15km, via a number of roads between Delhi Cantonment Metro station and Nehru Place, and at no level had been the vehicles stopped by the police for checking.
When contacted, the professor, Sharad Baviskar, mentioned he had learnt that the police have arrested two individuals however refused to touch upon the event or additional elaborate on the incident.
DCP Bansal mentioned on June 18, the professor had dropped his spouse and daughter at his in-laws’ place in Burari in north Delhi and was returning to the JNU campus in his automotive, when round 12.30am, close to the Naraina flyover, he realised that somebody was hitting his automotive from the left. He, nonetheless, didn’t cease the automotive, Bansal mentioned.
“When the professor stopped his automotive on the subsequent visitors sign close to Delhi Cantonment Metro station, a couple of males acquired into his automotive and forcibly took his automotive keys. They bundled him right into a sedan and drove round for almost two hours via Moolchand, Higher Kailash and Ashram, earlier than stopping at an unknown place, the place they confined Baviskar to a home. They took his credit score and debit playing cards and withdrew ₹28,500 from the ATM and spent ₹5,000 for filling petrol of their two autos. Thereafter, they left the professor and his automotive in Nehru Place and fled of their autos,” mentioned Bansal.
Baviskar filed a grievance on the Vasant Kunj police station in south-west district and it was forwarded to the west district police. A case of voluntarily inflicting harm, kidnapping or abduction with intent secretly, confinement, theft and customary intention was registered beneath Indian Penal Code sections 323, 365, 392 and 34 on the Naraina police station.
Later, a Fb put up, purportedly from Baviskar’s account, circulated on social media during which its creator of the put up alleged that he was known as “anti-national” by his abductors, who mentioned they didn’t like JNU. HT couldn’t independently confirm whether or not the Fb profile belonged to Baviskar.
In a press release issued on Saturday, the Jawaharlal Nehru College Instructor’s Affiliation (JNUTA) expressed solidarity with Baviskar and sought speedy efforts to apprehend the culprits and in guaranteeing the security of Baviskar and his household.