Indo-Canadian Man Charged With Kidnap, Murder Conspiracy

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Kishore Kevin Kapur of Calgary is facing three counts of counseling another person to commit kidnapping, assault and murder, and three counts of uttering threats of bodily harm.

CALGARY – Police have charged an Indo-Canadian man for allegedly conspiring to have someone kidnapped and killed.

Kishore Kevin Kapur, 47, is facing three counts of counseling another person to commit kidnapping, assault and murder, and three counts of uttering threats of bodily harm, reported QMI news.

The homicide unit launched an investigation last week after receiving a tip that a Kapur was trying to hire someone to kidnap and murder another man.

Police allege the accused approached “more than one individual asking them to commit the kidnap, assault and murder of this other person,” homicide unit Staff Sgt. Grant Miller said.

An arrest was made Saturday.

“Our offender was involved with a woman and the person who is the intended target is now, newly involved with this woman,” said Miller, adding the accused was in a common-law relationship with the woman for several years before the union soured.

The plot was aimed at the woman’s new lover, but Miller said she was also in danger.

“I would say indirectly because of her close relationship with this new person in her life, just by proximity,” he said.

Police were tipped off to the plot by one of the people the accused is alleged to have tried to hire.

“We became aware of this late last week,” Miller said. “We quickly interpreted this situation to be very serious and put a lot of resources into this investigation through the end of last week and over the weekend.”

Miller said the Kapur was allegedly offering “a significant amount of money” for someone to do the hit and the potential hit man who came forward had a murky relationship with the accused.

“There is kind of a relationship that goes back, between those two people, several years,” he said. “But those two people had never met.

“It’s complicated.”

The intended target didn’t know about the plot but had contacted police about the man’s behaviour.

“The intended victim knew there was friction brewing and he was concerned,” he said. “I think he was very surprised at how far this had gone.

“He was aware this other man was upset about how the relationships were unfolding and he did take that as a serious situation.”