Peshawar: Police accused of abetting kidnappers
PESHAWAR: An Afghan refugee on Saturday accused the police of abetting the kidnappers of his son and urged the chief justice of Peshawar High Court to take suo motu notice of the incident.
Speaking at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on Saturday the complainant Noorullah, residing in Chamkandi, said as he wanted to purchase a plot someone identifying himself as Noorullah Khan called him to come to the University Road in this connection on Jan 28.
“I along with my son Shams-ur-Rahman went to the place but some people present there bundled us into a vehicle and dumped us in the basement of a building near Spin Jumaat,” he revealed.
After sometime, he said, when the kidnappers were shifting them somewhere that he got a chance and escaped but they took his son away. He said later the kidnappers asked him to pay Rs3 million as ransom for release of his son.
He said the kidnapers were clad in police uniform and armed with automatic weapons. “Soon after escaping, I went to the Town police station for registration of FIR but the police neither registered the case nor pursued the kidnappers to release my son,” he said.
Mr Noor said he had also provided the cellular number of the accused to the police but they declined to help him in this regard. He further alleged he also approached DSP of the University Town area Haroon–ur-Rasheed, who assured him that the FIR would be lodged but to no avail.
“I also went to the office of Capital City Police Officer Liaquat Ali Khan who issued directives to Cantonment Circle Superintendent Police Shafiullah Khan and the SP sent him to the concerned SHO Dawai Khan for registration of the FIR, but the report could not be registered so far.
He said police informed him that his son had been shifted to the Ali Masjid area in Khyber Agency. He alleged that police were openly supporting the kidnappers.
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