Car owner surrenders in child kidnapping case

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Ambala, Feb 12 (PTI) The owner of a car which was usedin the kidnapping of an eight-year-old student of Army Schoolin cantonment area today surrendered in a court here.

The car owner, identified as Parvinder Singh, aresident of village Tisambli in Mohali, surrendered beforeCivil Judge Taranjit Kaur who sent him to judicial custody.

Vansh, a Class II student, was kidnapped on February10 near his residence here when he was returning from hisschool. The kidnappers had been demanding a ransom of Rs 80lakh from his parents.

Police intercepted the car of the kidnappers andrscued the boy. They succeeded in nabbing one of the accused--identified as Gurpreet-- after a short encounter near Barwalawhile the other kidnapper escaped.

According to sources, police will seek permission fromthe court to conduct a test identification parade of Parvinderon the jail premises.

Avtar Singh, father of Parvinder, told reportersoutside the court that his son was not involved in thekidnapping.

He said that a driver had taken his car for going to awedding function.

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