Taxila: Kidnap for ransom, carjacking gang busted
TAXILA: According to the Dawn News on Saturday, in a joint operation the National Highway and Motorway Police (NHMP) and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police busted a gang involved in kidnap for ransom cases and stealing cars, arresting its ring leader and three members.
SSP Tahir Khan told reporters in Hassanabdal on Friday that Hadyat Ullah kidnapped Faisal Manan and Sajjad Baig from Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway near Pind Nowsheri on September 24. The two persons were released after paying Rs2 million in ransom to Hadyat Ullah in Mardan.
The NHMP with the help of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police launched a hunt in Sakha Kot and Sher Garh areas of district Mardan.
Hadyat Ullah and his companions were arrested as the police recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition and three stolen cars from their possession.
The SSP said Hadyat Ullah was wanted in a number of heinous cases. He said names of other members of the gang would be disclosed after completing interrogation.