Three kidnappers held, child recovered in Abbottabad raid – 13 May 2023

ABBOTTABAD: The police in a successful raid recovered an abducted boy and arrested three kidnappers here on Friday, sources said.

They said on Wednesday night unknown persons had abducted 11-year-old Ammar in the limits of Cantonment police station, and demanded a ransom of Rs20 million from the family for his release.

On the instructions of district police officer Umar Tufail, SHO cantonment Ali Khan along with SHOs Nawan Sher police station Sardar Wajid and Mirpur Tahir Saleem conducted a raid at a place in Sheikh-ul-Bandi area.

The sources said when the police party arrived at the spot, the alleged kidnappers opened fire, and an exchange of fire took place for some time. During the firing, two kidnappers, Asif and Junaid, were injured, while Hamad was arrested along with weapons and the vehicle used in the child`s abduction.

In another successful operation, the city police arrested a thief and recovered stolen items, cash and weapons from him.

The thief was identified as Hamza, a resident of Kiski area, who had stolen goods from the house of Malik Saeed from Circular Road.

The police registered a case and started further investigations. Correspondent

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