Published On: Thu, Jan 16th, 2014
Published in Category: Crime

Islamabad police arrest 6 kidnappers, two abducted persons recovered: Sikandar Hayat

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police have arrested six kidnappers and safely recovered two abducted persons from a house in sector Addressing a well-crowded press conference, Inspector General of Police Islamabad Sikandar Hayat said that Syed Rehman Ali s/o Syed Mohsin Ali was kidnapped in last month by some unidentified persons and case ( no. 518) regarding his kidnap was registered in Ramana police station on December 29, 2013 under section 365-A PPC.

He said a special police team supervised by Sub-Inspector Nawaz Gondal was working on this case when Syed Imran, a relative of kidnapee, informed police about receiving a phone call from kidnappers threatening to kill Syed Rehman in case ransom amount Rs. 10 million was not paid to them within 24 hours.

Following this threatening message, the IGP said various police teams including technical experts teams were constituted which tried to trace the location of this specific phone call which was found from slum area in Mirabadia, sector G-12. He said their other calls and mobile numbers used to make calls to relatives of kidnapees were also under observations and most of them were located in Mardan and other areas.

He said search teams were immediately sent to this area (G-12) also under supervision of SHO Shalimar Inspector Haq Nawaz and SHO Golra Inspector Muhammad Siddique and informer pointed out a house in `Ittefaq town` near Al-Tahir foundation school where movement of suspects and tinted glass vehicles were observed.

This house was raided and inmates started firing at policemen but police teams entered the house under cover of retaliatory firing and overpowered six persons along with weapons who told about presence of kidnapped persons in an adjacent room. Police team safely recovered abducted Syed Rehman Ali and other Syed Ehsan Abbass s/o Syed Hassan Abbass resident of G-13/3 as case (no. 419) about his kidnap was registered at Golra police station on December 11, 2013.

The nabbed persons have been identified as Khan Sharif s/o Gul Latif, Gul Zareef s/o Gul Latif residents of Dir, Qamar Ullah s/o Ghulam Jan resident of Teemar Garah, Pervez Khan s/o Altaf, Saeeda Gul w/ Pervez Khan and Lela Gul d/o Pervez Khan residents of Mardan. During the preliminary investigation, the kidnappers told about two of their accomplices who left the house just before raid and three others who managed to escape during firing on police team.

Their names were told as Imran Yunus s/o Muhammad Yunus resident of Peshawar, Sherzada s/o Roshan Khan resident of Mardan, Shah Jehan s/o Jandol Khan resident of Bajaur Agency, Akram Syed s/o Chiri Gul resident of Malakand Agency and Imran s/o Akbar Khan resident of Mardan.

The IGP said special police teams had been constituted for the arrest of these absconding criminals and he was sure about success in this regard too. He said it is great success of Islamabad and gave its credit to the whole team of Islamabad police including SSP Islamabad Muhammad Rizwan, SP (Rural) Muhammad Ilyas, SP (City) Mustansar Feeroz, SP (Saddar) Jameel Ahmed Hashmi, Inspector Rahat and others.

On the occasion, the relatives of recovered persons greatly appreciated the efforts of Islamabad police team and said police officers and employees worked hard to trace kidnapees and continuously remained in touch with them for sharing their grief, giving comfort and telling about the progress into investigation.

Responding to the questions of journalists, Islamabad police chief said that Islamabad police have worked out all the terrorism cases from 2008-13. He said that high profile criminals and other target offenders have been arrested which is great milestone of the force.

To a question, he said that all kidnapping cases of ransom during last have been resolved by Islamabad police which is result of hardwork of the investigators and other assisting departments. The IGP said that steps are underway to control car theft and significant success has been achieved in this regard too.

Islamabad police chief said foolproof security arrangements were ensured for 32 religious processions on the eve of Eid Milad ul Nabi as some threat alerts were also received. He said security was tightened in the city and he was very happy for peaceful conclusions of gatherings on that day.

Responding to another question, the IGP said survey had been launched in residential areas of Islamabad to gather information about persons residing there.

He said 20 police teams have completed survey in Bhara Kahu area in first phase and gathered information about particulars of families, their profession and whereabouts.

He said this survey is for the safety of the citizens so that they may know as who is residing near to them and it would be extended in other areas too.