In a sign of rising lawlessness in Gurgaon, Surender Phogat, chief of the Sector 29 police station, was on Thursday afternoon kidnapped in his own private car at a ground near the HUDA City Centre Metro station.
Four goons seized Phogat, who was in uniform, and beat him up after he told them to identify themselves.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepak Saharan said Phogat was going to the DCP East Office when he noticed four suspicious looking persons standing by the road.
He stopped his vehicle and questioned them.
"One of the men started to run. Phogat immediately got hold of two others, whereupon the third person called back the man who had run away," Saharan said.
All the four quickly overpowered Phogat, thrust him into the backseat of his car and held him captive for "many hours".
He was then taken to a place near Kosi in Mathura where he was asked to alight after surrendering his mobile phone and money.
The kidnapped inspector was on Friday brought back by Haryana Police.
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