British couple abduction in Chennai: Two Lankans held

11 February 2014 06:15 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Senior officials of London Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) today met Chennai Police Commissioner in Chennai in connection with the case of kidnapping of a British couple of Sri Lankan origin, in which nine persons were arrested last year.

Craig Maggee and Mark Hughes of Kidnapping and Special Investigation Unit of the Scotland Yard met the Chennai Police Commissioner S George for collecting evidence and documents for the ongoing prosecution in London, an official release said.

National Crime Agency of UK's Sanjay Maini, along with representatives of the British High Commission in Delhi, were also present, it said.

Chennai Police had arrested nine persons, including two Sri Lankan nationals, on charges of abducting an elderly British couple of Sri Lankan origin and demanding a Rs 2.58 crore as ransom in May last year.

London Metropolitan Police arrested two persons in the UK for allegedly hatching a conspiracy for the crime, who are now in judicial custody in London facing prosecution in a local court, it added.

Chennai Police had coordinated with Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard), London and the UK's National Crime Agency, state and central intelligence agencies and rescued the couple from an SUV bound for a house at Mandarakuppam in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu in May 2013.

Based on a complaint on May 29 last that British nationals Thavaraja (59) and his wife Salaja (55), who landed at the airport here from Colombo, were missing, a case was registered. They were originally from Sri Lanka and had settled down in the UK and obtained citizenship.

The couple had arrived in Chennai to proceed to Tiruchirapalli where they planned to join a tour operator and visit temples in the state for nine days.

Investigations showed the couple's daughter Dharshini, residing in London,received calls from unidentified men who claimed to have abducted her parents and demanded a ransom of Rs 2.58 crore (300,000 pounds). Some of the arrested were workers employed in the couple's firm in London.

Chennai Police coordinated with Dharshini as she sent them clippings of her conversation with the abductors and sought more time to raise the ransom money, as was advised by police.(Outlook India)
See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 2

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Sanduni Wednesday, 12 February 2014 04:19 AM

    Definitely these people are LTTE sympathizers!

    Sanath Thursday, 13 February 2014 03:13 AM

    This Tamils VS Tamils. Same as ex-LTTE tactics.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Employees’ health and safety our top-most priority - Brandix

When inquired, Brandix Apparel Limited said that health and safety of employe

“Workers who fainted had water sprinkled on their faces and had to work again”

Health authorities believe the first reported Covid-19 infected worker from t

“Social media ruined us” - husband of Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker

The Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker who first tested positive for Covid-19

Last rites far from home

The body of the Sri Lankan migrant worker Bandu who died of coronavirus in Du

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.