Kidnapped auto dealer selling out
October 9, 2002
Just over a week after being kidnapped, city car dealer Kamal Seebarran is selling out lock, stock and barrel, in what sources say might be an indication of his imminent departure from these shores.
Seebarran, one of two brothers who operate Ray's Motor Spares and Auto Sales, was kidnapped from the Sheriff Street auto dealership on October 1, by four men brandishing AK-47 assault rifles.
A day later, the man was dropped off behind the Sophia Squatting Area after a $17.2M ransom was reportedly paid.
The businessman's Campbellville home remains deserted, with a `For Sale' sign. But further indications of his intentions surfaced yesterday with a notice announcing a massive "cost price" sale of vehicles and spare parts at Seebarran's Sheriff Street auto dealership.
Since the ordeal, the 37-year-old businessman and his family have gone into seclusion. Not even the police have been able to contact him. Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent David Ramnarine told Stabroek News yesterday that "the position remains the same."