A five-year-old child who was abducted from Iqbal Park a few days ago was successfully recovered on Tuesday by the Police Response Unit and the Dolphin Squad. Police have also arrested two accused, including a man and a woman.
Reportedly, five-year-old Saad had gone to Iqbal Park with his parents. At the park, a woman in a burqa managed to lure him away from his family and kidnapped him. This was proven through CCTV cameras installed in the area.
Police registered an FIR against the unidentified accused in Iqbal Town Police Station while an investigation team was formed to recover the child. DIG Operations Lahore Muhammad Waqas Nazir said that the victim had been recovered due to the joint efforts of the Iqbal Town police and the Dolphin Squad.
Iqbal Town SP Ali Raza said that CCTV footage from different areas in Iqbal Town and surrounding areas was thoroughly checked. Because of the footage, they were able to trace the woman in the burqa to Hunza Block. Police arrested 55-year-old Naheed Islam.
Iqbal Town police initiated a search operation and found the boy during snap checking; a police team spotted the victim walking with the accused. They arrested the suspect and took the child in custody. The accused was Islam’s husband.
Officials handed over the child to his parents who thanked officials for finding their child. Punjab Police Inspector General Amjad Saleemi praised officials for safely recovering the child and directed them to utilise all resources for peoples’ safety.
Meanwhile, four people were injured when a car and tractor trolley collided in Township. The victims, identified as Usman, Yasir, Arsalan and Waseem, were headed somewhere when the incident took place. They sustained injuries and were shifted to a nearby hospital.
Separately, Lahore police (Iqbal Town division) apprehended 96 criminals and seized 306 litres of liquor, one kilogramme of hashish and opium each, eight pistols and bullets. The Iqbal Town SP directed officials to take strict action against criminal gangs.
Officials also seized thousands of rupees from criminals and arrested 23 individuals for aerial firing, flying kites, one wheeling and for violating the price control act.
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