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Odishatv Bureau

Jharsuguda: Police has constituted four teams to trace Pratik Patodia, a Kolkata-based businessman who was kidnapped from Beheramal area near here on the State Highway 10 here yesterday, and nab the miscreants involved in the abduction.

Sources said simultaneous raids are being conducted at several places to trace Patodia, who was abducted while on his way towards Kirei, where he owns a spinning mill, from Jharsuguda.

All border crossing points of neighbouring Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh have been sealed, investigating officials said.

Police has seized Patodia’s vehicle from near a forest in the region. The young businessman’s driver is also suspected to have been kidnapped by the miscreants.

Sources said, a scientific team is assisting the investigating officials, including SP and SDPO of Sundergarh, in the probe.

Business rivalry cannot be ruled out behind the kidnap episode, an official said.

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