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Female kidnapper arrested

Female kidnapper arrested

PESHAWAR: Police on Tuesday arrested a woman for allegedly kidnapping a young man and receiving Rs0.3 million as ransom for his release in Tehkal area of Peshawar on Sunday.

Peshawar SSP (operations) Dr Mian Saeed told a press conference at Gulbahar police station that Aooz Billah, an Afghan national, presently living in phase-6 of Hayatabad Township, in his report to Tehkal police said that he was kidnapped through a girl.

“A young girl, Rida, had invited me to her residence in Tehkal on telephone and as I entered her house a group of armed men overpowered me,” he said and added that the people demanded Rs2 million as ransom for his release.

The kidnap victim said that after repeated requests the kidnappers agreed to reduce the ransom amount to Rs0.3 million. The victim said that he asked one of his friends on telephone to pay the amount to the people near Speen Jumaat near Khyber Teaching Hospital. The kidnappers, he said brought him to Palosai area and released him after shooting and injuring him.

Following some information collected through mobile phone data, the police raided a house in Gharibabad and arrested the young girl with the ransom money and a pistol. Case against the female and her accomplices was registered and efforts were underway to arrest the rest of gangsters.

Meanwhile, the SSP said that police recovered 35 kilogram hashish and four kilogram heroin from a car and arrested its driver on Tuesday.

He said that the driver, Pervez of Tariqabad Kakshal, disclosed that the narcotics was owned by one Iftikhar who had given him in Karkhano market for transporting to Punjab.

Published in Dawn, April 22nd, 2015

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