Peshawar: Abducted doctor recovered
PESHAWAR: As reported by the Dawn News on Friday, the Police recovered the kidnapped physician, Dr Intikhab, from a house in Shinwari Town on the suburbs of provincial metropolis after an encounter on Thursday.
Police also claimed to have recovered another kidnapped person identified as Wassem, a PhD student, the same day from another locality in Peshawar.
Police said that a kidnapper identified as Ajab Khan, an Afghanistan national, was killed and another arrested during the encounter.
Dr Intikhab had been kidnapped from his clinic-cum residence Yashfeen Hospital at Nanakpura Hashtnagri on the main GT Road on the night of Oct 7.
Giving details of the encounter in a press conference at Lady Reading Hospital, Capital City Police Officer Liaquat Ali Khan said that police had conducted raids in Swabi and Mardan districts and arrested one person, who helped them lead towards the kidnappers. During the raids, he said, two police vans had also been damaged.
He said that police had contacted members of three gangs of kidnappers for the doctor’s recovery but he was found in possession of a new group of professional abductors, who had a network in different areas.
“As police reached Shinwari Town and tried to reach the room where the physician was kept, a kidnapper opened firing and also hurled a hand grenade but police escaped, however, the kidnapper was killed in retaliation and another was arrested,” he said.
The gang, he said, comprised some hardcore criminals and Afghan nationals, who had no links with the militants.