The counter-terrorism department rescued a 10-year-old boy who was kidnapped in the city over a monetary dispute. According to a handout issued by the department on Friday, 10-year-old Shahzad Iqbal was rescued from a house in Chakdara Bazaar after CTD officials conducted a raid based on an intelligence report.
Maulana Qari Arif, the suspected kidnapper, was also arrested in the raid. He is believed to be a proclaimed offender.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, a CTD official said the 10-year-old was kidnapped from Zaryab Colony within the jurisdiction of the Faqirabad police station on July 27, 2014.
As per the official, Arif had a monetary dispute with Shahzad’s father Amjad Iqbal. After abducting the 10-year-old, the kidnapper demanded Rs50 million for his release.
“The kidnapper was a native of Hangu and was residing in Chakdara,” he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2016.
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