KP: 200 ransom cases registered in 2010
PESHAWAR: As the Year 2010 heads towards its conclusion, the provincial police have registered 200 cases of kidnapping for ransom with 97 reportedly active kidnapper gangs in the provincial capital.
These groups work according to a well chalked out plan and have abducted over 200 people for ransom in the outgoing year, police sources informed.
The exact figures of kidnapping are said to be much higher as not all are registered with the police. Giving breakup of these kidnapping groups, the police sources informed that 87 groups are operative in Peshawar whereas 10 others were supporting these groups.
A total of 34 groups have been reported in Charsadda, two in Nowshera, seven in Swabi, 27 in Malakand, eight in Mansehra, four in Battagram, 23 in Kohat, six each in Hangu and Haripur, five in Shangla, seven in Dir Lower, 43 in Bannu and 12 groups in DI Khan.
The police sources further informed that kidnapping groups in Dir were directly linked to terrorist organizations adding kidnapping for ransom have become profitable business.