The police arrested a man suspected of kidnapping three Chinese engineers from Sukkur in 2009.
Speaking at a press conference, ASP Umer Tufail said that they arrested Ghulam Ali Shaikh aka Wadero from a bus stand in Baldia police limits just as he arrived from Sukkur.
Tufail said that the engineers were rescued from Wadero’s house in Sukkur only a few days after the incident while Wadero escaped to Punjab and lived there in the intervening period. He refused, however, to share the details of the suspect’s association with any terrorist or banned outfit and added that the police hoped to apprehend more of his gang members as the investigation proceeds.
Wadero came to Hyderabad and was supposed to leave for Jamshoro district where his family lived in Khuda Ki Basti area. Besides the kidnapping case, Wadero was also wanted in kidnapping a Sindh University student in 2007 and two other cases of attempted murder. The Sindh Home Department had announced head money of Rs200,000 for information leading to his arrest.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2013.