Chaguanas businessman Kartikay Ramsundar, who was kidnapped last month, has been rescued by members of the T&T Police Service.
A release from the TTPS yesterday said Ramsundar, 40, was rescued by officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU), Special Operations Response Team (SORT), Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and other arms of national security. It said no ransom was paid and two suspects were now in custody assisting AKU detectives with their investigations into the incident.
The release said on Monday (November 8), police executed an operation in the Central and South-Western Divisions which led to Ramsundar’s rescue. Ramsundar was taken to a medical facility after his rescue, where he was medically examined and subsequently reunited with his family.
The exercise was coordinated by Deputy Commissioner of Police Mc Donald Jacob and the AKU led by Assistant Superintendent Romel Morales.
When Guardian Media visited the family’s home yesterday, a male relative said Ramsundar was feeling better but said they did not want to divulge more at that point. However, the relative said the family was grateful for all those who had assisted in ensuring Ramsundar was returned safely. He also requested that no photos or videos of their property be taken by this media house.
However, Felicity councillor Wendy Francis called for more police patrols in the community in the wake of the incident.
“I am relieved to hear that Mr Ramsundar has been rescued by the police. His family and many villagers were in a state of turmoil following his abduction,” Francis told Guardian Media.
“We need more patrols along the banks of the Caparo River. This area can be used for criminal activity and the smuggling of narcotics and human trafficking in and out of Chaguanas. The police must treat this issue of patrols in that area seriously.”
She said police should now use the new drone they acquired from the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce on Monday to patrol the area around the cremation site and the Caparo River.
Ramsundar was reportedly abducted on October 13 from his business place at Cacandee Road, Felicity.
Police said around 2.40 pm, Ramsundar was at his business place, Riverside Marina Ltd, when he was allegedly accosted by three men, one armed with a firearm, who forced him into a dark-coloured Honda Civic and drove off. The vehicle was subsequently found burnt-out along the nearby Bernard Road in Felicity.