Bihar abduction industry is back; police fear surge of cases
A thriving business in Bihar,the abduction gangs are back in business and the release of various accused persons from jail has only ensured that this industry is thriving once again.
The recent abduction of Suresh Kedia, an industrialist from Nepal only shows that the gangs are active. The gangs which had gone quiet for a few years have now raised their ugly head and the police say that it is because many who had been arrested are now released and are back in business.
The abduction industry is back
A few years back there was a major crack down in Bihar which led to the arrest of several operatives who ran the abduction industry.
In a major crack down a few years back, the police had arrested the likes of Suresh Sahni, Pappu Dev among others.
These persons are now out of jail after serving their term.
They do not appear to have reformed and are back in business do what they do best- abductions for ransoms.
The police realised this following the abduction of Kedia. He was rescued by the police from Kotwa in East Champaran. Investigations found that this was the job of a professional gang.
The gang abducted him in Bara where he had come from Nepal to offer prayers. The police suspect that it could be a gang led by the notorious Bablu which could be behind this case as well.
Bablu against who there are 36 cases ranging from abduction to murder was arrested in Nepal in 2013. While he is in jail, his gang continues to flourish.
Four key members of his gang who had been arrested and released recently are back in business, the police also say.
A senior police official informed OneIndia that there is a general alert since this gang has become active.
There are several splinter groups which carry out abductions, but the one led by Bablu is the main unit. The gangs carry out abductions of industrialists and demand huge ransoms.
An officer from Delhi part of the Intelligence Bureau says that abductions are clearly on the rise. The Bihar police have their task cut out. These gangs operate not just in Bihar but in the neighbouring states as well.