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Chhattisgarh industrialist abducted from Durg district

Raipur: An industrialist from Chhattisgarh capital was abducted from Kumhari in Durg district from his car in the wee hours of Thursday.

Vivek Goel, hailing from Ashwini Nagar in Raipur, was kidnapped by unidentified persons and an FIR was lodged under Section 363 of the IPC at Kumhari police station while Raipur and Durg police are investigating the case, Durg SP Mayank Shrivastava said.

Vivek had gone to Kumhari to see a land for dealing and when he didn’t return home till late night, his wife raised an alarm. Police said that Vivek’s wife had received a call from kidnappers asking for ransom of Rs 10 lakh but hadn’t called since then, after promising to call back.

Police sources said that Vivek himself had called up Durg police control room to inform that he was kidnapped. Vivek runs a chemical factory located in Kumhari and also deals in land occasionally.

His car was found abandoned in Kumhari which was seized by the police. While the police have been refraining from divulging more details, it was told that a similar incident had taken place at Mohan Nagar in Durg where a person from another Goel family was kidnapped.

Though the case wasn’t reported to police, the man returned home after personal settlements. Police were trying to trace Vivek’s location through his mobile phone and the call that was made to his wife on the night of kidnapping.