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Cop arrested in kidnap case

An assistant sub-inspector of police, Nagmani Singh, was arrested on Sunday evening for his alleged involvement in the abduction of a Gujarat-based businessmanís son from Daman in October last year.

A three-member team of CID officials picked up Nagmani from the Golmuri police lines since the victim, Sohail Hingora, had been kept hostage at his house in Patna.

According to police sources, Sohail was kidnapped by an inter-state gang from Daman on October 29 and had been kept in Patna, Chapra and its adjoining areas until he was set free after the abductors received a ransom of Rs 9 crore.

During this time, Sohail was kept at Nagmaniís house in the Bihar capital, for some time.

Sources said a seven-member gang pulled of the abduction and Nagmaniís sons, Ranjit and Deepak, also played a major role.

Ranjit was arrested in December last year when he revealed details about the execution of the plan and the places where Sohail had been kept.

The CID picked up Nagmani, who was then posted in Giridih district, and questioned him. But, he was let off. Later, following a supplementary FIR by the CID, he was named accused in the case and an arrest warrant was issued against him.

Nagmani was transferred to East Singhbhum district a month ago and was awaiting posting.

East Singhbhum senior superintendent of police Amol V Homkar confirmed the ASIís arrest from the Golmuri police lines.

Homkar said the CID team from Patna intimated the Jamshedpur police two days back about Nagmaniís direct involvement in the Sohail abduction case.

ďAccording to the instruction of the CID team, we detained Nagmani at the Golmuri police lines and when the team reached Jamshedpur we handed him over to the CID,Ē the senior SP said.