LAHORE: Nine policemen were booked on charges of kidnapping for ransom in Lahore on Sunday.
A case has been registered on the complaint of a police official, Murtaza against his nine colleagues including SHO Samanabad Raza and three ASIs for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a citizen.
According to the FIR registered at Samanabad police station, the accused abducted Muhammad Yaseen and held him in a torture cell for ransom.
Police officials including Faheem Murtaza, Ghulam Hussain, Ansar Ali, Fahad Waqas, Abdul Rehman, Kashif, Arshad, Naeem Iqbal were named in the FIR.
Meanwhile, the names of other accused are Naseer, Khaleed and Muhammad Iqbal.
Policemen’s kidnapping racket busted across Punjab, Sindh
Three suspects have been taken into custody, however, six other officials including SHO Samanabad were on the run, according to police officials.
Earlier in September last year, a group of over half a dozen policemen from Islamabad, Punjab and Sindh had been booked for allegedly kidnapping a man for ransom in Rawalpindi.
Police officials had said the suspects, some in plainclothes and some in uniform, allegedly kidnapped a property dealer in Wah Cantt on August 29 and released him four days later after receiving a ransom amount of Rs0.4 million.
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