Factory owner decides to move premises, owner kidnaps employees under threat
Police are looking for two people, who rented their premises for a factory in Sector 10, for allegedly kidnapping factory workers over a dispute over rent payment.
Police received a complaint on Tuesday from the factory owner, who claimed that two of his workers had been kidnapped by donors in the Saraswati enclave of Sector 10.
Ashok Nain, the police station officer from Sector 10 police station, said they formed a team and raided three suspicious locations, as a result of which two employees held hostage were found. âThe suspects fled before the police arrived. They have been identified and will be arrested as soon as possible, âhe said.
This is at least the fourth such incident between lessors and tenant reported in the past 10 days, as the industry tries to recoup its losses amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dharmender Kumar Singh (45), the owner of the factory who runs an export house, said he has been operating from Sector 10 building for three years. âSince last March, there have only been a few orders due to which we wanted to move to another location. We have a place for a much cheaper price; I paid the deposit and the rent deposit. I informed my landlord last month and asked him to adjust the security amount in the current rent cycle, âhe said.
Singh said the owner disagreed and got angry. He reportedly threatened the factory owner with death if he changed jobs and claimed a year’s rent in advance. âI asked for it and finally decided to leave the security money, but it didn’t stop there and didn’t let my employees move machinery and raw materials. On Tuesday the landowner and his son came with a few men and kidnapped two of my employees. They left me a message saying they wouldn’t let me move my things, âSingh said.
A case under Sections 323 (assault), 365 (kidnapping), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code was registered on Tuesday at Sector 10 police station against two people.
Nain said such incidents are frequently reported as landlords lose rent and businesses are unable to generate a profit. Similar cases are recorded in Udyog Vihar, Manesar and Sadar police stations.
âThere have been many complaints and many people have left their rented spaces without taking their security money. We have informed all tenants to inform the police if they are targeted by someone in the area and if they have any problems releasing or taking their security deposit, âhe said. declared.