Lahore: Handicapped father held to ransom
LAHORE: The Hanjerwal Police have failed to locate a handicapped father of two, who was kidnapped for Rs 10 million in ransom on Tuesday, from Mustafa Town.
The Hanjerwal police registered case number 351 on the complaint of Muhammad Akram Mughees, a resident of 95-Shahbaz Block, Mustafa Town. In his complaint, he alleged that his 33-year-old son, Shahzad Akram, was kidnapped for a ransom of Rs 10 million.
Muhammad Akram said that on Tuesday, his son left his house on car to drop his sister to her college but did not return. He stated that they had tried to call his mobile phone, but to no avail.
He said that around noon, on the same, day the kidnappers called from his son’s number, demanding the ransom, and also informed them about the car they had left behind on a road in Mamdoot Block of Mustafa Town.
The Duty Officer said that they had registered the case under section 365A and investigations were underway.
Hanjerwal Circle Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ashiq Jutt said that teams had been constituted for investigation under his supervision. He said that the kidnappers had called the victim’s family and it appeared that they were not in any sort of hurry. He said that Shahzad Akram was a handicapped person whose leg had been affected by polio. He added that they were using all available resources to trace the victim and had thoroughly discussed the matter with the family.
The father of the victim said that he had returned from abroad only a few days ago. He alleged that there could be a possibility of the involvement of some of their relatives in the incident.