New Delhi, Sep 30 (PTI) A man has been arrested in Delhi for allegedly kidnapping his employer’s three-year-old son to recover his due from the latter, police said on Sunday. Also Read - Delhi Violence: SC Lawyer Files FIR For Immediate Arrest of Tahir Hussain; Death Toll Touches 42 | Highlights

A case was registered by the boy’s father on Saturday, alleging that his friend who stayed back at his house a day before the incident, allegedly took his son without informing them. The complainant stated that he received a ransom call of Rs 7 lakh for the safe release of his son, said Chinmoy Biswal, deputy commissioner of police (southeast). Also Read - India Committed to Strategic Partnership With US, President Kovind to Donald Trump | Highlights

The accused gave 24 hours to the complainant to arrange and hand over the money at Moradabad. A trap was laid at Jahid Nagar at Moradabad, following which Sahroj Alam (43) was arrested and the child was also recovered, the officer said. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election Updates: 57.06% Voter Turnout Recorded; Polling Concludes

During interrogation, Alam said he worked as a manpower supply agent for the complainant. He decided to kidnap his employer’s son in order to recover a due of Rs 2 lakh, which the complainant sought more time to pay, the DCP added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.