Ghaziabad Police search godman for kidnapping girl student

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Ghaziabad, Mar 7 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Police were searching for a 40-year-old self-styled godman who allegedly kidnapped a 27-year-old student from her house.

In February, self-styled godman Anup Kumar Sahai kidnapped Priyanka Srivastava who was pursuing her doctoral studies.

On Saturday Ghaziabad Police registered a kidnapping case.

According to Police Inspector Rajesh Chaudhary "Priyanka had gone missing from her house in Sector-7, Raj Nagar, since February 15. The family claimed she was kidnapped by Anup."

Police suspect that Anup and his elder brother Ashutosh were involved in the act.

According to police, Anup moved around in a car with a red beacon and claimed to be a member of the central advisory committee of the Labour Ministry as well as director of the Centre for Excellence in Vedic Vangmay Research and Development Foundation.

He also ran a trust named 'Saptrishi Foundation' and a 'Dayanand Ashram' in Rishikesh.

Priyanka's mother Sudha Srivastava said: "Anup wanted to marry my daughter and was constantly pressurizing us. He even threatened to kidnap her if we did not allow the marriage."

She alleged that Anup also threatened once to eliminate Priyanka if she disagrees to marry him. (ANI)

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