Rawalpindi: Landlord kidnapped from his house
RAWALPINDI: A landlord was kidnapped from his house allegedly by one of his friends for a ransom of Rs20 million, police said. Abdul Rashid was in his home at Chontra when his friend Ghulam Shabbir came and took him away last Thursday. Taaha Rashid, the elder son of the abducted man, complained to the police that the kidnappers told him on the phone that his father was in their captivity in Rawalpindi. They demanded Rs20 million for his safe release, he added. He said the kidnappers had already got Rs24,000 from his father’s bank account.
Meanwhile, two gunmen stormed a jeweller’s shop in Sadiqabad in broad daylight on Tuesday and made off with gold ornaments and cash after taking its owner hostage, the victim and police said. Shahid Butt, the owner of the shop, complained to the police that the two men entered his shop and pulled out their guns and looted gold ornaments weighing 50 tola, Rs50,000 in cash and a cellphone.