Peshawar: Kidnapped Afghan businessman found
PESHAWAR: Khasadaar force Jamrud, Khyber Agency recovered an Afghan businessman kidnapped for US$2 million ransom after exchange of fire with his captors late on Monday, political authorities have said. Political Agent Khyber Agency Tariq Hayat Khan told reporters at Khyber House that Afghan businessman Abdur Rehman Zazali was kidnapped from Karkhano Market some 26 days back and the kidnappers were demanding around US$ 2 million ransom from his family for his release.
He said that on a tip-off that some unidentified people were pushing a car which had run out of fuel, Khasadaar force reached the spot and the kidnappers fled the scene, leaving their hostage behind after an exchange of fire. He said that they are investigating the incident. The kidnapper’s gang has its network in Afghanistan as well as ransom demands were also made from Afghan mobile connections.