Six persons arrested for abducting a man

Kolkata, Nov 17 (PTI) A man was allegedly abductedfrom the Ballygunge area of the city but within hours he wasrescued by police and six of the kidnappers arrested, a policeofficer said on Sunday.

A man identified as Sashi Bhushan Dikshit (42) wasallegedly abducted by a group of people on Saturday fromBallyagunge area.

Late on Saturday evening a police team rescuedDikshit and arrested six persons for allegedly abducting him,the officer said.

He said the six persons had given money to Dikshit whohad promised them jobs. As they did not get jobs and Dikshitrefused to return the money, they allegedly abducted him, theofficer said.

'All the arrested persons had given money to Dikshit,who had promised them jobs in the military services. They hadgiven over Rs 10 lakh to Dikshit,' the IPS officer said.

Dikshit failed to return the money he took from thesepeople despite several requests, the police officer said afterinitial grilling the accused persons.

'It seems Dikshit is a member of a fake job providingracket. We are talking to him also to find out more about thematter,' the officer added. PTI SCHRG RG