The increasing rate of kidnappings in India has become a major socio-criminal issue. Ransom, invariably, is the prime motive for such a crime, and thus the abductors target high networth individuals, rich politicians and industrialists.
Kidnapping has thus acquired the status of a highly profitable business activity, turning into a mini-industry of sorts.
The latest the case of ULFA militants kidnapping the son of a Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Assam has caught both media and public attention. Here is quick glimpse at some other high-profile cases of abduction in India:
(Inputs from Wikipedia)