Kidnapping for ransom: Two policemen arrested for threatening abduction

The two policemen, both relatives had threatened to abduct a local businessman, unless he paid Rs5 million as ransom.


Asad Kharal March 31, 2012

LAHORE: Jhang Police has claimed to have arrested two police officers suspects of threatening a local businessman and his manager of abduction, The Express Tribune has learnt.

According to Police officials a case was registered at the Satellite Town Police Station in district Jhang (FIR No203/2012) under sections 25/D of the Telegraph Act and 506-B of Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of Usman Ghani, the manager of Ahmed Rice Mills situated at Jhang -Faisalabad Road against two unidentified accused on March 24, 2012.

Police officials, while talking to The Express Tribune said that the accused were demanding Rs5 million from mill owner Hammad, and his manager Usman Ghani, threatening dire consequences, including abduction if their demands were not met.

However, District Police Officer Jhang, Rao Abdul Kareem said that the officer in charge of Investigation, Mumtaz, after reviewing call records of the kidnappers and tracing their exact location with help of intelligence agencies, apprehended two suspected would-be kidnappers, identified as Nadeem Sohail and Sohail Tariq.

Initial investigations revealed that one of those arrested, Sohail Tariq, is an employee of Patrol Police and was posted on patrolling duties with the Chimranwali police post in district Jhang while the other accused Nadeem Sohail is an employee of the prisons department and posted at district jail Faisalabad. Both are close relatives, police officials further revealed.

An investigation officer while talking to The Express Tribune said that among the charges the two accused face, abduction for ransom has been added and they may also face departmental proceedings as well. Further investigation is underway, he added.

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