Karachi: Kidnap businessman recovered
KARACHI: Police and the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee in a joint operation early Wednesday morning recovered a kidnap victim and arrested one of the suspected kidnappers in the Keamari area. Later on Wednesday afternoon, police arrested another suspect who had come to the Civil Hospital Karachi for treatment of injuries sustained in the operation.
A handout issued by the CPLC stated that businessman Muhammad Yousuf had been kidnapped along with his car by unknown persons on Feb 27 in the limits of the Ferozabad police station.
Subsequent to the incident, the kidnappers demanded a ransom of Rs10 million from the family. The matter was reported to the police and the CPLC. The ransom was negotiated down to Rs800,000 during talks with the kidnappers, who wanted the exchange of the victim against the cash to take place somewhere in Lyari. On the insistence of the family, however, they agreed to a location near the Docks police station in Keamari.
According to the police, the kidnappers, three of whom were on motorcycles, had brought the victim to the place in his car, but when they released him in exchange for the cash, the AVCC police who were already in position opened fire at the suspects and succeeded in nabbing one of them. However, his three accomplices, who were injured in the firing, escaped. Police seized three stolen motorcycles, a TT pistol and two cellphones from them.
However, the CPLC chief said that for the time being they would not disclose the identities of the two arrested suspects, who were being interrogated.