Karachi: Police nab abductor, recover 2 sisters
KARACHI: As reported by the Dawn News on Wednesday, a man alleged to have kidnapped two young sisters three weeks ago in Hyderabad was arrested during a raid on a hideout in New Karachi on Tuesday, police said.
During the raid, a joint team of police and Citizens-Police Liaison Committee officials also got six-year-old Kanwal and her four-year-old sister, Sanam, freed.
The two daughters of Mohammad Haleem were kidnapped on Sept 26 in Hyderabad within the remit of the Hali Road Police Station, according to a statement issued by the CPLC.
An FIR (207/10) under Section 364(A) of the Pakistan Penal Code had been registered at the Hali Road Police Station.
Police said that the kidnapper called the captives’ family and demanded Rs20 million as ransom for their safe release. However, the kidnapper after some negotiations with the family agreed to reduce the ransom amount to Rs200,000 and demanded that the payment be made at a place near Sohrab Goth.
The victims’ family informed the CPLC about the kidnapping. Subsequently, a joint investigation team of the officials of Gulberg Police Station and the CPLC was constituted.
While the kidnapper phoned the family for a number of times insisting for early payment of the ransom, the officials through some technical expertise managed to identify his hideout and the place where the victims had been confined.
After detailed surveillance of the identified area of Shafiq Morr, the team finally raided the hideout and arrested the suspect, Ghulam Mustafa. They also recovered the two girls.
During investigation, it was found that Ghulam Mustafa had some business dispute with the girls’ father, Mohammad Haleem.