Kohat: Kidnapped recovered in search operation
KOHAT: The police on Friday launched a fresh search for the recovery of a doctor, who was kidnapped a day before along with his servant from Lachi tehsil of Kohat.
The police had recovered the servant Gul Sahib after an exchange of fire with the kidnappers in Ghurzandi area of Lachi and arrested a culprit belonging to North Waziristan Agency in injured condition hours after the occurrence of the incident.
The operation to recover Dr Javed Ali Shah continued till evening, but had to be called off due to darkness. The police force again reached the region on Friday and started search in which seven suspects were arrested. Sources said that the operation was in progress in the mountains and the secret routes between Lachi and Bannu and North Waziristan.
The police spokesman said that the search operation was going on in a difficult terrain and there was possibility that the kidnappers were hiding somewhere in the caves or a house in the same area.
Ghurzandi area is an old hideout of professional kidnappers and several cases of abduction of officials of OGDC and non-governmental organisations had taken place in the past.