Lahore: Kidnapped child recovered within 24 hours
LAHORE: Lahore police recovered a two and a half years old boy, kidnapped from the Shahdara police limits, within 24 hours. This was disclosed by DIG Operations Mohammad Tahir Rai while addressing a press conference at his office on Wednesday. He said both kidnappers, who were later identified as Mohammad Arshad, an employee of the father of the abducted boy, and his accomplice Ghulam Nabi, had been arrested. Giving details of the incident, DIG said Noor Ahmad, a resident of Water Land Park near Suggian Bridge, informed Shahdara police that his son Bilal Noor went to a nearby shop from his house on June 19, 2012, and did not turn up. The boy’s family members made all-out efforts to trace him, but all in vain. Meanwhile, kidnappers made a phone call to boy’s father and asked him to pay Rs two lakhs as ransom for the safe release of the boy.
The DIG said the matter was brought into his notice upon which he constituted two police teams for the safe recovery of the boy and arrest of the culprits. He said kidnappers first directed the boy’s parents to come to Depalpur Haveli Lakha to deliver Rs two lakhs as ransom. The first police team reached the location but kidnappers did not come. Meanwhile, kidnappers telephoned the boy’s family and asked to come to Head Sulemanki for the said purpose. The second police team rushed to the scene and arrested kidnappers and recovered the boy from their custody.
The DIG Operations has recommended commendatory certificates for SP City Multan Khan and SP City Investigation Rana Shujaat and announced cash prizes and certificates for the members of the raiding teams.
While responding to a query, he said any delay in registration of cases would not be tolerated and if any police officer was found involved in this regard then he would have to face the music.
Replying to another query, he said that proper security would be provided to former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gallani as per law till further orders. He said all efforts were being made to purge the city of crimes and criminals, as protection of life and property of the public and elimination of crimes from the provincial metropolis were the top priorities of the police.