Lahore: Police arrest six child kidnappers and rescue three children
LAHORE: The police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested six kidnappers and recovered three abducted children including a five-year-old girl. The police said the Cantt Criminal Intelligence Agency (CIA) had arrested three kidnappers who kidnapped Saqib (16) and Dilawar (10) for Rs 800,000 ransom from Warbutton village, Sheikhupura, on Monday. Warbutton Police registered a case against the kidnappers on Tuesday. Javed, the abducted boys brother, told the police that the kidnappers had demanded Rs 800,000 for the release of his brothers.
After negotiations, he said, the kidnappers had agreed to release the boys for Rs 600,000. He said, “The abductors asked me to come to Lahore along with the money.” The CIA, on Javed’s information, raided a house in Factory Area, recovered the two boys and arrested three kidnappers – Shaukat, Shahid and Waheed. The CIA handed over the boys to their brother.
Separately, the Cantt CIA arrested three kidnappers in Nishtar Colony and recovered five-year-old Imaan. The kidnappers had demanded Rs 3,000,000 ransom for Imaan’s release. On June 11, Imaan, daughter of Muhammad Iqbal, was playing outside her house at 9:30pm, when some unidentified men kidnapped her. At 10pm, the kidnappers contacted Iqbal on his mobile phone and demanded the ransom for her release. The abductors again contacted Iqbal at 11:40pm (same night) and demanded Rs 1,500,000. They threatened Iqbal that they would take Imaan to Peshawar if they did not get the money on time.
On June 12, Nishtar Colony police registered a case under the Section 365A (CrPC) on Iqbal’s complaint. Capital City Police Officer Muhammad Pervez Rathore and DIG (Investigation) Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhaira formed a special team led by CIA SP Muhammad Umar Virk. The team traced the culprits with the help of their mobile phone record and raided a house in Mehar Colony, Kahna Nau, and arrested three kidnappers and recovered Imaan. The police also recovered three pistols and bullets from them. The arrested were identified as Muhammad Asif, Anjum and Amjad. The CCPO has announced cash prizes and commendatory certificates for the police raiding teams.