A six-year-old boy kidnapped allegedly by his family cook from Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district was rescued from neighbouring Jharkhand early on Sunday, police said.
The incident took place on Saturday evening and all three kidnappers have been arrested, Raigarh Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh said.
The accused had planned to seek a huge ransom from the boy's family but got caught before they could do so, he said.
Shivansh Agrawal, son of Kharsia town-based transporter Rahul Agrawal, went missing from his house around 6 pm, leading to a police complaint.
CCTV footage showed the child going with the family cook, identified as Khilawan Das Mahant, on a motorcycle, the officer said.
Two of the at least seven police teams set up to solve the crime went to Jharkhand based on clues.
After searching for about eight to nine hours, the teams rescued the boy from Khunti district in Jharkhand with the help of local police, Singh said.
The cook, his relative Amardas Mahant and associate Sanjay Sidar were arrested. A car used by the kidnappers was seized, Singh said.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has appreciated the quick action of Raigarh police.
Chhattisgarh Director General of Police D.M. Awasthi also patted the police from his Twitter account.