Three police officials in Delhi allegedly kidnapped a man and demanded Rs 1.5 crore as ransom from his wife, an official said on Wednesday.
Assistant Sub-Inspector Sube Singh, Head Constable Indu Pawat and Constable Ajay Kumar of Ranhola police station have been dismissed from service with immediate effect, the official added.
The Station House Officer was also transferred and a probe has been ordered against him.
Recently, a case of cheating was registered by the police in Chandigarh against six people, including one person identified as Pradhan.
The police managed to arrest five of them except Mr Pradhan.
The three officials of the Delhi Police, however, caught hold of Mr Pradhan on Sunday and held him hostage in Uttam Nagar. They made ransom calls to his wife demanding Rs 1.5 crore and threatened to implicate Mr Pradhan in the cheating case if she refused to pay the sum.
The three were arrested on Tuesday and a case of kidnapping and extortion has been registered against them.
An investigation is underway, the official said.