Two police constables have been arrested on charges of abduction for ransom.
According to police officials, four men allegedly abducted Hameed Park Shadab Colony resident Abrar Zulfiqar from his butcher shop in Gulfishan Colony on December 16, 2011. The accused took Abrar to an unknown location and then contacted his brother on his cell phone and demanded Rs10,000 as ransom.
Abrar’s brother secured his safe release after paying the ransom and later filed a complaint before Gulfishan police post in-charge.
Police officials traced the case and implicated Aamir Raees, Muhammad Shafiq, Khalil Ahmad and Khalil-ur-Rehman through the cell phone number that was used to make the ransom call. “Two of the men we have apprehended are police constables. They have even confessed to the crime.
We have registered a case,” said Investigation In-charge Ramzan Khaliq.
Four police teams conducted raids in the area and arrested Aamir Raees and Muhammad Shafiq late on Monday night. Khalil Ahmad and Khalilur Rehman are both still at large and police officials said that a team was searching for them after the arrested police officials confessed to the crime and implicated them.
Jhang Bazaar police also registered a case against them while further investigation is under progress.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 29th, 2011.