Rawalpindi: CIA recovers 3 abducted people
RAWALPINDI: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) recovered three people, including a four–year–old girl, unharmed from the custody of alleged kidnappers, said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Operations, Sardar Maqsood on Saturday. Addressing a press conference at the Police Lines, he said that the police arrested two kidnappers, while the remaining were still at large. Maqsood said that the CIA had recovered Meerab, a four-year-old girl. The daughter of Amjad Yousaf, a resident of Dhok Kala Khan, Meerab was kidnapped on December 28 from the jurisdiction of the Sadiqabad Police. The abductors of Meerab demanded a ransom of Rs 40 million for her release, he said, adding that the two alleged kidnappers, identified as Haroon Masih and Imran Masih, had been arrested.
The SSP said that Meerab went missing on December 28 while she was playing outside her house, adding that the police registered a first information report when it was informed about the incident. He said that on December 31, girl’s uncle received a phone call from kidnappers, demanding a ransom of Rs 40 million for her safe release. The SSP said that a special team of the CIA was constituted to trace the kidnappers and to recover the girl. Maqsood said that Superintendent of Police, Investigation, Rana Shahid lead the team that recovered the girl after five days from a house situated in Jhanda Chichi. He said that the police had registered a criminal case against two alleged kidnappers and launched investigation. Meanwhile, in another case of kidnapping for ransom, the CIA recovered two friends identified as Safdar Hussain and Iftikhar, who were kidnapped from the jurisdiction of Saddar Barroni Police on December 19. The abductors of Hussain and Iftikhar had demanded a ransom of Rs 5 million for their release. The alleged kidnappers managed to escape from the scene when the police recovered the two friends from a house in Mardan.