Why be a UPSC aspirant in news? Might be he/she has cracked the exams or score highest. But, this Civil services aspirant from Uttar Pradesh had arrested for allegedly kidnapping a five-year-old boy for ransom to recover money that he had dropped to a job racket.
Asif Saifi is the 27-year-old ‘kidnapper’, had demanded Rs 20 lakh from the child’s father, but was caught after he gave away his location, police added.
“He was inspired by Bollywood films to plan the kidnapping,” said AK Singla, deputy commissioner of police. “He was preparing for civil services. In between, he also taught at a private university, but was looking for a government job. It was during this search that allegedly became a victim of a job racket,” said Singla.
As, he had lost a big amount of 4.5 lakh in the job racket, and couldn’t, trace the man who cheated him. Actually, he is an engineer and had completed his M.Tech from a college in Himachal Pradesh.
“Saifi would frequently visit Subhash Vihar Chowk in Bhajanpura in search of the man. During one such visit last week, he came across the boy playing outside his home,” said the police officer.
That UPSC aspirant reached the neighbourhood when the boy was playing outside his hous from where with the help of local teenager he kidnapped him and took the 5-year-old boy to his native village in Dadri, but kept him in an abandoned building near his home.
As per the DCP said, “The first ransom call was made at 9 am on Tuesday. Saifi borrowed a stranger’s mobile phone to make the demand of Rs 20 lakh. When the phone owner was traced, he claimed innocence.”