Rawalpindi: CIA recovers boy within 24 hours of kidnap
RAWALPINDI: Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) on Friday recovered a military officer’s child within 24 hours of his kidnapping and arrested the kidnappers. City Police Officer (CPO) Rao Muhammad Iqbal told a news conference at Police Headquarters that the kidnappers had demanded Rs 10 million worth of ransom for the safe release of eight–year–old boy, Hamas, son of Major Farhan Khan. According to the CPO, the kidnappers included Major Khan’s private driver, Muhammad Asif, who took away the boy on the way to a tuition centre on Thursday.
They informed the family about abduction at night over telephone, demanded Rs 10 million ransom for child’s release and threatened to kill him if the matter was reported to police.
Major Khan, however, contacted police for help to secure his child’s safe release. Police, besides getting record of the telephone calls made to the complainant, also formed three CIA teams for locating kidnappers and the boy in their custody.
The CIA hunted down the kidnappers – Raja Raza Aziz, Gohar Rehman, Muhammad Ashraf and Muhammad Khalil – and recovered the child unhurt from their custody within 24 hours of his kidnapping. The ringleader, Muhammad Asif, is still at large. The CPO said he was hopeful about Asif’s early arrest.