Five police officials arrested in kidnap-for-ransom case in Faisalabad
FAISALABAD: At least five police officials have been arrested in a case pertaining to alleged kidnapping for ransom in Faisalabad on Tuesday, ARY News reported.
According to the police, the officials had ‘kidnapped’ two citizens, Masood and Sarwar, from the office of SP Central Intelligence Agency and shifted them to an unidentified place.
The police officials had sought Rs1.5 million as ransom from their families and threatened to kill their beloved if they could not pay the amount that they had demanded.
The officials had released the abducted citizen after receiving six lakh as ransom from their families through a frontman.
Later, Masood approached the police and lodged a case against the officials in the Civil Lines Police Station.
The police launched investigation into the case and found the officials guilty of kidnapping the citizens and of taking ransom from their families.
Last year on December 30, the Sindh High Court (SHC) had ordered the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) West to appoint a new investigation team to probe into a 2014 kidnapping case.
A two-judge bench of the high court was hearing a petition seeking recovery of a girl who was allegedly abducted in 2014.
Over the course of the hearing, the investigation officer (IO) informed the judges the girl had got married to a person of her choice after which they had gone to Attock city in Punjab.