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Kidnap for ransom case solved


SHAH ALAM:  Selangor police have solved the kidnap for ransom of a businessman’s (Tan Sri) sister involving a RM2 million ransom on Nov 10, with the detention of 14 suspects, including the mastermind, yesterday.

All the suspects including four women, aged 19 to 40 years, were locals and nabbed at three separate locations yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, namely, at a cafe in Jalan Doraisamy, a club in Jalan Tun Razak and a shop house in Cheras.

Selangor Police Chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said the victim, 63, who was also a businesswoman, was kidnapped by three men in a Toyota Estima while seeking treatment at a traditional treatment centre in Kelana Jaya.

“Three workers at the centre had tried to stop them and one was assaulted with a helmet. The victim was detained in a house in Cheras,” he told reporters at the Selangor Police Contingent Headquarters here, today.

He said the suspects had demanded a RM2 million ransom from the family of the victim for her release.

The victim’s family handed the ransom to the suspects at 10pm on Nov 16 and the victim was immediately freed at the Bandar Baharu Sentul LRT Station in Kuala Lumpur, he said.

Abdul Samah said, subsequently, a task force, which was set up to investigate the case, swung into action.

“A total of RM722,670 in ransom money was recovered and investigations are still ongoing to recover the rest,” he said.

Abdul Samah said the mastermind, in his 40s, was also a businessman and police are checking the status of his business.

He added that the suspects would be remanded for a week starting yesterday to help investigations under Section 3 (1) of the Kidnap Act which carries the death penalty or life imprisonment if found guilty.- BERNAMA


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