Man arrested for kidnapping realtor in Chennai

Chennai: In what seems like a movie script, a man who was brought to strike a comprise in a business deal, turned out to be a kidnapper.

According to the police, Mohammed Jahir (52), a realtor, came in contact with Ramakrishnan and Durairaj regarding the sale of a plot in Semmenchery.

Even as the duo paid an advance amount, Jahir stopped responding to them and deferred the land sale.

When things escalated, Jahir introduced John Ilango as a mediator to resolve the issue.

As the talks went on 10 May, in a bizarre turn of events, John, Ramakrishnan and Durairaj kidnapped Jahir. They contacted his wife and asked for a ransom of Rs 1 crore.

After the money was handed over, Jahir was released at Anna Square and the gang fled.

Jahir lodged a complaint with the Thoraipakkam police. A case was registered and the police traced John to Coimbatore and arrested him. He was brought to the city this morning.

The other two are still missing.

Naomi N