Peel police arrest four over alleged kidnapping
Published Thursday, September 11, 2008 7:02PM EDT
Peel Regional Police have four men in custody over the alleged kidnapping of a 58-year-old man from Mississauga, Ont.
The victim's daughter, Jasmine Bhula, told CTV Toronto's Austin Delaney Thursday she can't imagine why her father was kidnapped.
"Until my dad comes home, I have no idea," she said.
Though she couldn't say how much money the alleged kidnappers had demanded, she shared some of the ordeal's details with CTV News.
First, she said her dad, identified as Kuldip Bhula, received a phone call Monday evening. The call, she said, lured him away from the family home and onto a nearby street.
Moments later, Jasmine said her father was forced into a waiting car.
At some point that evening, the Bhula family received several phone calls demanding money for his safe return, Const. Samantha Nulle of Peel Regional Police told ctvtoronto.ca on Thursday.
The victim was then taken to an undisclosed location in Mississauga, police said.
The alleged victim turned up on Heritage Rd. in Brampton around 7 a.m. Thursday.
"He was found with minor injuries," said Const. Nulle.
"He's a little shook up, and he's being held in hospital for observation purposes."
His family met him at the hospital, Nulle added.
Nulle said police have not yet had an opportunity to question the alleged victim, adding that will happen after he's been medically cleared.
"Information that we gleaned from those arrests led up to this morning where the fourth person was arrested and the victim was located," she said.
Police have laid kidnapping charges against four men:
- Guramrit Sidhu, 45, of Mississauga
- Manpreet Padda, 25, of Brampton
- Tarinder Saggi, 32, of Markham
- Balbir Thind, 45, of Brampton
Three of the men appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Thursday and two of the men are expected to appear again before a judge at a bail hearing on Friday.
Police also said they are searching for a fifth suspect in the case, and that no ransom was paid.