Karachi: Kidnapper freed as victims refuse to identify the culprit
KARACHI: An alleged kidnapper of Afghan origin was acquitted after the police informed Justice Khwaja Naveed Ahmed of the Sindh High Court that they have insufficient evidence as two victims he confessed to kidnapping refused to identify him. Abdul Ali was taken into police custody from Central Prison where he was nursing wounds inflicted by an angry mob after a foiled robbery.
The public was ready to burn him when a police patrol rescued him and he was sent to prison for dacoity. During interrogation, he confessed to kidnapping two young men, Attaullah and Noman, both of whom were released after a handsome ransom was paid.
The victims declined to identify Ali, after which the police filed the report, informing the court that incriminating evidence is not available. The AJ ordered that Abdul Ali’s name be excluded from the list of accused.