Naresh Gupta accepts ransom paid to free Anant
Noida, Nov 20: Putting an end to the various contradicting stories of the Anant kidnapping case, Adobe (India) CEO Naresh Gupta today said he had ''paid'' a ransom of 50 lakhs for the safe return of his son, and the police had been duly informed of the fact.
Mr Gupta, while revealing the fact in a press conference -- witnessed by senior police officials of Uttar Pradesh -- here today said police played a major role in the demanding situation and, that unless for the joint effort of the UP police and the STF, his son would have not returned safely.
Mr Gupta also dislosed that he had contacted an America-based kidnapping expert in this regard and a senior Asian expert was also roped in to solve the matter, as his primary objective was the safe return of his son.
''Both the experts came to the conclusion that the abductors were not professional and so could harm the child. They asked us to abide by what they were saying,'' Mr Gupta said.
His telephonic conversation with kidnappers and his laptop details corroborated his statement that kidnappers had asked a member of Guptas' family to board the Paschim Express at the Nizamuddin Railway Station with the desired amount.
As the train does not stop at the station, the person boarded Dehradun Express. The abductors stayed in touch with him and asked him to drop the money at a place nearby Mathura, which was then collected by them.
Meanwhile, prime accused in the case Dev alias Chhatrapal Singh was arrested here today. from 'Pushta Nallah' area between Sector 14 and 15.