Chikkamagaluru DySP Involved in Abduction Absconds
Chikkamagaluru: The police department serves as an exemplary, disciplined arm of the government, providing the public with a sense of safety and security. Occasionally, stray instances happen which create mistrust about them.
A well-placed police official serving in the city subdivision has been accused of masterminding a kidnap incident last week.
Deputy superintendent of police of Chikkamagaluru subdivision, Kallappa Handibag, is said to have got a group of goons to kidnap a man and secured a ransom of Rs 10 lakh.
The goons abducted Tejas Kumar, a resident of Ratnagiri extension in the city around 2 am on June 28.
He was kept in confinement at an unidentified place and harassed for Rs 10 lakh. He was also given instructions about whom to contact and where the money had to be paid.
Tejas called his friend Pavan and finally pay the amount after phoning number 94808051250 which is the departmental number of the DySP.
After arranging for money, Pavan, using his number 9663666600, reportedly called the DySP’s number and he was asked to hand over the amount to the officer himself at a spot on Barline Road late in the night.
Handibag is said to have collected the money in person. After the payment was made, the goons abandoned Tejas Kumar in Majestic area. He filed a complaint in the Basavanahalli station on July 1.
The police verified the mobile call details record and it was proved that Handibag himself had spoken on the phone.
Ever since the matter came to light, Handibag has been absconding. A search is on for him.