KHYBER: The Bara police on Saturday foiled a bid to abduct a girl child and arrested six members of an organised gang of kidnappers.
SHO Bara police station Shamshad Khan told reporters that some local residents in Speen Qabar area had alerted the police about a kidnapping attempt by a group of six kidnappers, which included four women.
He said that a police party initially arrested two abductors and recovered a five-year-old girl from them. He said that later they also tracked down the rest of their gang members during a search operation conducted in the surrounding localities.
SHO Shamshad said that the gang belonged to Sheikhupura district of Punjab, and had settled in Peshawar as a nomad family while living in tents in the city suburbs.
He said that the gang had confessed to its involvement in kidnapping of children and then selling them in Punjab. The arrested men and women were later lodged in the Bara sub-jail. An investigation has started into their alleged crimes.