This is the shocking moment a politician’s son allegedly kidnapped a music boss at gunpoint for a fine.
Prakash Surve’s son Raj Surve was one of 10 people arrested over the alleged kidnapping and assault of 38-year-old Rajkumar Singh in Mumbai.
Lawmaker Prakash, 61, is a Shiv Sena politician and a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
Police said Rajkumar was kidnapped and forced at gunpoint to sign documents amid a disagreement between two businessmen over a loan. NDTV reports.
Footage showed the gang of up to 15 storming into his office in Goregaon, attacking employees and forcibly taking him away.
The kidnappers fled with the victim in two cars.
Rajkumar is the CEO of Global Music Junction Private Limited – and the company reportedly provides digital collateral loans.
Businessman Manoj Mishra, 30, is said to have borrowed £750,000 from Rajkumar’s company for a YouTube channel in 2021.
And the agreement said he would pay just over £1million back to Rajkumar over five years.
However, according to the complainant, Mishra used the loan for purposes other than the YouTube channel.
Rajkumar’s company asked Mishra to use the loan for the station – but Mishra asked for more money, which the music boss reportedly refused.
Rajkumar reportedly received a call on August 9 from what was said to be from the Prakash Surve office, asking him to go there.
When he determined the caller’s identity, he was allegedly threatened and told, “I’m your father, you better come over here.”
Singh reportedly said he would come on Saturday – and hung up.
Later, the gang stormedand marched Rajkumar to Prakash Surve’s office at gunpoint.
Reportedly, Raj Surve at the office urged him to solve Mishra’s problem immediately.
Mishra and others threatened Rajkumar and forced him to sign a paper renouncing the agreement.
Rajkumar made a complaint to the police and several people – including Manoj Mishra, Padmakar, Raj Surve and Vicky Shetty – were identified as suspects.
“Rajkumar was taken to the MLA Prakash Surve office in Dahisar, where the MLA Prakash Surve’s son and his men threatened him at gunpoint to clarify the matter and not speak to anyone about it,” reported the ANI news agency, citing the police report.