Kidnapped teacher recovered in Nowshera
NOWSHERA: Police secured the release of a teacher kidnapped last week and arrested the mastermind of a gang involved in the abduction from Risalpur area on Tuesday.
Talking to reporters, District Police Officer (DPO) Muhammad Hussain said that Rehmat Shah, a CT teacher posted at the Government High School No-1 Cantonment, was on his way home on October 6 when gunmen in police uniform intercepted him and bundled him into their van.
He said the kidnappers took him to an undisclosed location and demanded Rs20 million as ransom for his release. After registration of the case by his son, Ziaullah, police was tasked to secure release of the teacher and arrest the kidnappers, DPO said, adding police arrested another teacher Abdul Ghaffar Khan in Kheshgi Mera and interrogated him. The DPO said that the teacher confessed to involvement in the abduction of his colleague.
Following the disclosure, the police raided a house in Shireen Kotay near Peshawar–Islamabad Motorway and got the teacher released. The police were raiding places to arrest other accomplices involved in the kidnapping.