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UP man faked his own kidnapping.

Anoop Yadav, a resident of Rajiv Nagar in Gurugram, was named as the suspect. Because he was unable to return the debts he had borrowed from individuals, the accused chose to stage his kidnapping. Deepika, the complainant, filed a complaint at the Sector-29 police station on January 2 alleging that her husband Anoop Yadav was kidnapped from the Down Town Club in Sector-29 and that the kidnapper had sent her a WhatsApp message demanding Rs 2 lakh in exchange for his release. The message said, "Anoop Yadav is in our custody, and if you want to see his face, arrange Rs 2 lakh," according to the complaint.

On Monday, the offender was apprehended by police using sophisticated surveillance at IMT Chowk on the Delhi-Jaipur highway.
During questioning, he revealed that he had not been kidnapped. "Yadav, who works as a supervisor at the club, had written his wife a WhatsApp message notifying her of his kidnapping and requesting the ransom. He had previously taken out loans from a number of individuals, which he had repaid with the help of his family "The investigating officer, Sub-Inspector Rohtas, informed IANS.

The accused will face legal action for deceiving the police by concocting a plot and providing false information, he said. (IANS/PR)

(keywords: WhatsApp, fake kidnapping, Police Custody)



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