Mirpurkhas: Abducted UK national recovered
MIRPURKHAS: As reported by the Dawn News on Wednesday, the Police with the assistance of intelligence agencies recovered a UK national of Pakistani origin from the clutches of kidnappers after about three weeks.
Police of Ghotki and Mirpurkhas districts and intelligence agencies’ personnel entered the forest area of Ghotki and after an encounter got released Mohammad Haris from the captivity of bandits.
DPO Mirpurkhas Zulfikar Mahar told reporters that a girl first befriended Haris through cell phone and later on invited him to Sadiqabad from where he was kidnapped for ransom and taken to Ghotki area.
He further said that police with the help of intelligence agencies and latest technology first traced the whereabouts of Haris after which police contingent surrounded the forest and engaged the kidnappers into an encounter.
Dacoits were taken by surprise and fled from there leaving their captive behind, said the DPO adding that a ransom of Rs10 million was initially asked by the dacoits for his release.
The family had migrated to Birmingham, England in 1963 and Haris was born and educated there where his father worked in the Railways Department, he said.
Haris, according to the DPO, had come back to Mirpurkhas some two months ago and was living alone in a rented house in Satellite Town.
Haris speaking to reporters said that his hands were tied while he was in captivity and his locations too, were changed frequently during this time, which also included an agricultural field.
Dacoits kept torturing him resulting in injury to his leg. Haris further said that police brought him to Ghotki after dacoits left him in the forest during the encounter.
The DPO said that an FIR was lodged with Ghotki Police Station.