Karachi: Four remanded in kidnapping for ransom case
KARACHI: Administrative Judge of the Anti-terrorism Courts, Karachi, Khawaja Naveed Ahmed on Saturday remanded four persons nominated as accused in a kidnapping for ransom case into police custody till April 18. According to the prosecution, the accused — Shahzad, Danish, Shoaib and Arif — had allegedly kidnapped a five-year-old boy, Javed, on March 27 in Baldia Town while the victim was on way to his school.
Later, the accused demanded a ransom of Rs0.1 million from the victim’s father, Ghulam Hussain. However, Mr Hussain approached the police who started investigation. In the meantime, Shahzad, who appeared to be a cousin of Javed and held him hostage, pushed the boy down the Clifton Bridge to avoid being identified by the boy. The prosecution said that the body regained consciousness after three days and revealed his ordeal to his parents. He also identified Shahzad as one of his kidnappers.
The CPLC and AVCC teams arrested the four accused in raids conducted on April 3 night. The case was registered at the Baldia Town police station.
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