Peshawar: Call to raze abductors’ houses
PESHAWAR: The people residing in suburban parts of the provincial metropolis have expressed concern over the involvement of the local people in increasing incidents of kidnapping for ransom. They demanded of the police to demolish houses of the accused to control the crime. The people made the demand at a protest demonstration at Sher Shah Suri road on Saturday. They were carrying banners and placards inscribed with anti–kidnapping slogans.
Officer-bearers of Muhib Watan Islahi-o-Falhi Tanzeem leaders, talking to reporters, alleged locals Said Wali, Tayab, Ahmad Khan and Salman were involved in the kidnapping of contractor Shakeel Khan. They said the kidnappers had vacated their houses and shifted to safer places to avoid police action. They demanded of police to bulldoze the houses within three days otherwise the people would do so on their own.
They further alleged the kidnappers belonged to Shalober Afridi tribe, and asked the tribe to cooperate with them and police in arresting the kidnappers.