Islamabad: Police recover kidnapped British national
ISLAMABAD: The capital police on Thursday night recovered Mushtaq Ahmed, a British national, from the custody of kidnappers, who had abducted Ahmed on last Sunday. Ahmed, 70, a British national of Pakistani origin, was kidnapped at gunpoint from his residence located near Simli Dam, Superintendent of Police (SP) Saqib Sultan said at a news conference on Friday. He said that soon after the incident, the police reached the spot and registered first information report under section 396,365A and 7ATA under the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the complaint of Abida, the wife of Ahmed.
Quoting the wife of Ahmed, the SP said that five to six gunmen entered Abida’s house on last Sunday at round 6:30 pm when she was sitting with her husband and their servant in the lawn of their house, adding that the husband and the wife used to come to Pakistan once a year to spend holidays. Sultan said that the gunmen first overpowered Ahmed servant and his wife, looted valuables, including Rs 5, 000 and two mobile phones, and Kidnapped Ahmed.
After registering the FIR, the police constituted a team comprising of the SP East, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ishaq Warraich and Nilor Police Station House Officer Muhammad Riaz, and started investigations, the SP said.
He said that abductors contacted Mustaq’ wife over phone and demanded Rs 200 million as ransom. Later, they demanded Rs 50 million.
The investigation team after tracing the call of abductors raided different parts of the city, the SP said. He said that on Thursday night the police arrested Muhammad Jamsheed, Karim Dad, Bashir Ahmed, Muhammad Ameen and Saeed Nabi, adding that three kidnappers were still at large. All captors belonged to Kohistan and Chilas, he said.
Sultan said police conducted raids and recovered Ahmed, while the abductors managed to escape from the scene.