Police rescued a 19-year-old man kidnapped on Wednesday. (Representational)

Banda (UP):

Police rescued a 19-year-old man kidnapped on Wednesday after a brief encounter with his captors in Banda district in Uttar Pradesh, an officer said on Friday.

The police have arrested four people in connection with the kidnapping.

“Shobhit (19) was kidnapped on Wednesday. He was rescued on Thursday after an encounter with the accused. Illegal arms were recovered from them,” police official Mahendra Pratap Singh told reporters.

He said kidnappers had demanded Rs 10 lakh ransom from the man’s family.

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Soon after being informed about the kidnapping on Thursday, police swung into action and arrested Sumit Sharma and Shival Tailor following an encounter. Later, two more accused — Rajesh Singh and Neeraj Singh — were arrested.

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