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    #1

    the kidnapping of the banker

    1-The police knew about the kidnapping of the banker.
    2-The police had information about the kidnapping of the banker

    Could these sentences be used if there was a plan to kidnap the banker or do they imply that the banker had already been kidnapped?

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    #2

    Re: the kidnapping of the banker

    It's likely that they knew that the banker had been kidnapped. If they knew about the plan, then your sentences would be more natural as "They knew about the planned kidnapping .../ the plan to kidnap ...". However, we can't be sure without more context.

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    #3

    Re: the kidnapping of the banker

    I agree with 5jj. It sounds as if he has been kidnapped.

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    #4

    Re: the kidnapping of the banker

    A pity, though, that more were not kidnapped some years ago. Probably would have saved us all some trouble.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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