Sitapur, Jun 11: A youth allegedly staged his abduction with the help of his friends to extort Rs five lakhs from his father to buy a bike and mobile phone in Manpur area, police said here today. Chand Alam went missing on June 7, after which his father Yakub received a ransom call for Rs five lakh. Yakub later filed a complaint, SP Sitapur Soumitra Yadav said.Also Read - UP Man Walks 70 Km to Reach Ayodhya, Seeks Justice From Lord Ram in Fake Police Case

He said that crime branch and surveillance cell were deployed in this connection. During investigation, it was found that the calls were made from a nearby locations, the SP Sitapur said. Later abductors agreed on ransom of Rs 2.5 lakh, he said. Also Read - 4 Kids Among 11 Dead After Tractor Overturns in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi

Police nabbed the accused at the time of delivery of money and “recovered” Chand Alam. During interrogation it was revealed that Chand Alam himself hatched the plan along with his six friends identified as Naushad, Shaban, Chand Babu, Irshad, Ahtisham and Kaamil. Also Read - Lakhimpur Violence: SIT Recreates Crime Scene With Union Minister’s Son Ashish Mishra, 3 Others 

Chand Alam staged his abduction to get money from his father as he wanted to buy a bike and expensive mobile, the SP said. He also assured his friends that he will pay a handsome amount to them if they help him execute the plan, Yadav said.