Peshawar: 3 recovered, kidnappers arrested
PESHAWAR: Police claimed here on Monday to have recovered three kidnapped persons from different areas of Peshawar and arrested four accused involved in their kidnapping. The recovered people included a woman, her child and a college student, said DSP Sajjad Khan.
He said that the student, Mubashir Sharif, had been kidnapped from a bus stop in Lahore when he was on way to Rawalpindi on April 14.
Police raided a house at Sher Ghundai Tela Band area and recovered the student, who remained in chains since his kidnapping, he said. He added that his kidnappers had demanded Rs10 million as ransom for his release.
Two kidnappers identified as Zar Ali and Jan Mohammad were also arrested during the raid and weapons were seized from their possession,” the DSP said, adding the arrested persons would be handed over to Punjab police.
The student told journalists that he was going to Rawalpindi in search of job. “As I came to the bus stop, three armed men in a white corolla motorcar forced me to accompany them,” he said and added that they gave him some intoxicants and then he found himself chained in a room.
The kidnappers, he said, posed as Taliban and threatened to slaughter him if his father failed to pay them ransom. The official said that a woman identified as Nighat Sultana along with her four-year-old child was recovered from Chabian village at Dalazak Road.
The woman had been kidnapped by a taxi driver when she was on way home from a hospital some six months ago. The woman belongs to Rustam area of Mardan.
Police said that the kidnappers had demanded Rs0.4 million as ransom for her release but didn`t free her despite getting the money. “They again demanded Rs0.7 million but this time they failed to get it as police succeeded in getting a clue about her whereabouts and recovered her during a raid,” an official said.
Two accused identified as Habibullah and Noor Mohammad were arrested during the raid. The accused Habibullah who belongs to Swat, is now residing in Sarband area of Peshawar. Cases of kidnapping against the accused were registered at Badhber and Paharipura police stations.