Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The kidnappers of Uttar Pradesh businessman Sanjeev Gupta have reportedly demanded Rs 100 crore in ransom from his family even as his whereabouts remain sketchy for a second day.
The ransom message sent from Gupta’s mobile phone to his wife Sarika Gupta threatens he will be harmed if the money was not paid.
Gupta’s car (UP83 AC-4100) has since been recovered from a mechanic’s shop in Uttar Pradesh while the location of his mobile phone being used by the criminals has been traced to Delhi and Chandigarh.
A team of police officers fear the businessman might have been taken to Chandigarh.
The Special Task Force also feels that the kidnappers are continuously changing location to escape electronic surveillance.
Gupta is a partner in prominent food chain Sagar Ratna, located about 30 km from Firozabad where he lives. He was kidnapped on Sunday.