SUKKUR: The Larkana’s CIA police arrested the co-accused, Imran Langah, allegedly involved in the kidnapping and selling of girls with Gulzar Jagirani, who was arrested earlier and is currently under police custody. In the meantime, raids were being conducted to arrest their third alleged accomplice, Zahid Langah, who reportedly runs a medical store in Ratodero.
On July 17, a junk dealer, Gulzar Jagirani, intoxicated seven-year-old S* while she was on her way to the grocery shop. He put the young girl in a sack and was speeding away on his pushcart when people of the area caught wind of the incident and informed the police. The police chased Jagirani and caught him near Warah Shakh, some eight kilometres away from Ratodero. In his statement before the Ratodero police, the accused revealed that he was a habitual gambler and had lost a lot of money.
His friend, Imran Langah, a resident of Garhi Khairo near Jacobabad, often lent him money with heavy interest for gambling. He said that he owed a huge sum to Langah who suggested that he kidnap a minor girl for him to clear the debt. He confessed to having kidnapped and sold eight minor girls to Imran Langah for Rs4,000 to Rs5,000 each.
Larkana CIA incharge, Jani Shah, told The Express Tribune that police raided a house in Garhi Yasin and arrested the co-accused, Imran Langah, who will be produced in court today. He added that raids were being conducted to apprehend their third accomplice, Zahid Langah, who ran a medical store and supplied the culprits with the medicines to intoxicate the girls. Shah expressed hope that Zahid will be arrested within the next 24 hours.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2013.
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