Karachi: 2 abducted teenagers recovered
KARACHI: The Anti Violence Crime Cell (AVCC) and the Citizens–Police Liaison Committee recovered two teenage boys on Wednesday, abducted for ransom a month earlier by the Afghan Taliban, according to the police. A 17–year–old Yousuf Khan whose father is a local builder, was kidnapped when he was on his way to college in Pirabad. Two days later, another college student, Arshed Ali, went missing from the same area. Soon afterwards, phone calls were received from Afghanistan, demanding 0.2 million dollars for the boys’ release. Meanwhile, the families approached the police, who took over the dealings between the them and the kidnappers.
When the kidnappers called members of the two families to the Chaman Border in Balochistan, the police party under the supervision of Inspector Arif Hussain Shah reached the spot. During further negotiations the kidnappers told the police that ransom will have to be paid in Afghanistan’s Spin Boldack area. However, the police refused to pay the sum outside the country. A meeting with the two boys was also requested, but could not take place as they were being kept somewhere in Karachi.