The abduction of a Shikshakarmi (teacher) caused enough anxiety in the laidback Mahasamund.
But the police somehow managed to crack the case within a matter of hours.
The abduction came about on Tuesday.
The Mahasamund police managed to get the teacher freed from the abductors in the forests of Bilaigarh.
Police got to know that the teacher had been taken towards the Bilaigarh forests after the abduction.
Police also managed to nab the abductors in the process.
Police probe revealed that the abductors were being led by one Narendra Kurrey who was old acquaintance of victim teacher.
The two also had some dispute ongoing due to lending of the money from the past.
The abductors then struck the idea of kidnapping the teacher and lay their hands on Rs 3 lakhs in all.
Police cracked the case in no time and arrested Hari Sidar, Lucky Chouhan, Lokeswar Mahilang besides Narendra Kurrey.
As per the information from local sources, the teacher had been kidnapped from his school in Basna area and he was then taken in a Maruti van to the forested stretch.>