Indore kidnappers go cashless, collect ransom digitally after abducting businessman’s employee, says report
The central government’s campaign to make Indians embrace digital payments seems to be making an impact.
A gang of kidnappers forced a businessman in Indore to pay ransom digitally, says a report.
According Amarujala, the kidnappers abducted an employee of a CCTV businessman Sanjay Patel.
They made a call saying they wanted to install CCTV cameras at a college and when the employee went there he was abducted.
The report says the kidnappers made Sanjay Patel pay Rs 35,000 in two instalments through Paytm.
First they took a payment of 30,000 rupees from him. But that didn’t satisfy them and they later asked for an additional amount of 5,000 rupees, after the payment of which they left the man.
The kidnappers reportedly insisted only on digital payment, which should make it easier for police to trace them.
A case has been filed and the search for the kidnappers is on.