Karachi: Another kidnapped as four recovered
Karachi: The Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) on Monday claimed to have busted gangs of kidnappers, rounding up six suspects and safely recovering four abductees.
According to SP Ghulam Subhani of the AVCC, four cases of kidnapping for ransom were lodged at Moachko, Quaidabad, Landhi and Gulistan-e-Jauhar police stations and their investigations were referred to them.
A 13-year-old boy, Seerat Sadiq, was kidnapped from Moachko and the kidnappers demanded Rs2 million in ransom, while a Dubai-based businessman, Jaffar Lasi, was kidnapped from Gulistan-i-Jauhar and Rs10 million was demanded for his release.
Ayaz was kidnapped from Quaidabad and Rs4 million was demanded in ransom, while Sultan was kidnapped from Landhi and the kidnappers demanded Rs 1million in ransom for his release.
The AVCC formed separate teams for each case and engaged the kidnappers in negotiations. Subsequently, the AVCC teams conducted raids late on Sunday night in Saeedabad, Malir Tanki and Quaidabad from where they arrested six suspects identified as Abdul Razzaq, Mohammed Arshad, Sarfraz Khan alias Bhora, Rajab Ali alias Nadeem, Saein Daad and Abdul Karim.
The police safely recovered the abducted persons, of whom Sultan was found tied up with chains. The police also recovered two Kalashnikovs, a 7mm rifle, one repeater, a pistol and Rs50,000 of ransom money from their possession.
SP Subhani said that the suspects were wanted in a number of kidnapping for ransom cases in Karachi and interior Sindh, as Saein Daad had a network in Larkana, while Rajab Ali used to operate his gang from Ranipur. He said that the victims had also identified the kidnappers, and further investigations were under way.
Meanwhile, a trader, Nazakat, was kidnapped for ransom from the Bilal Colony area on Sunday afternoon. The family told the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) that Nazakat had left the house to see a plot in Bilal Colony but he did not return. They called Nazakat on his cellphone but it was switched off.
In the meantime, the family received a ransom call and approached the Bilal Colony police station for the registration of an FIR. However, the police took the entire day to register the case on Monday night. Further investigations are under way.