“Our officers were on “Speed Checking” near Kala Shah Kaku when they saw a suspected car violating the speed limit on the motorway. The driver accelerated and tried to flee when the officers signaled him to stop,” said Syed Imran Ahmed, a spokesman of the Motorway police on Wednesday.
The entire section of motorway police was alerted and consequently, the suspected car (LEH 9458) was rounded up. After a brief resistance, the motorway team arrested both the kidnappers and recovered the boy, later identified as Hamza Manzoor, safely from the car. The arrested abductors were identified as Nadeem and Yasir, said to be the residents of Lahore. Both the criminals had abducted the boy from Lahore for ransom and they were shifting him out of Lahore when they were caught red-handed.
During preliminary investigations, the accused confessed to the police that they had abducted the boy for ransom and they were going to sell him to a third party.
“The motorway police officer immediately contacted the victim family and later the boy was handed over to the parents in presence of local police,” Imran Ahmed added.
The motorway police also handed over the criminals to the local police for further interrogation. Indicator: Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Sohail Ahmed Chaudhry directed the city traffic police to take action against the violators of lane and line and those not using the indictor signal before overtaking.
The CTO also ordered the officials to make ensure that the motorists are following the traffic rules on the leading arteries including The Mall, Jail Road, Link Road, Main Boulevard and other important crossings.
According to a press release, he also directed the circle officers and sector in-charges to educate the motorists about the lane, urging the citizens to use indicators when they either overtake or change the lane.
Caught cross boarders: Pakistan Rangers Punjab claimed to have arrested a man trying to enter into Pakistan by hiding himself in the lower part of a truck, on Wednesday.
Spokesman of Rangers said that the accused Rajki was around 30 years old and was a citizen of Bangladesh. He said that the purpose of the illegal entry was yet to be established.
He said that accused successfully entered into Pakistani side after passing research counters of Indian Border Security Force (BSF), Indian Customs and Immigrations. It was failure on the part of Indian, BSF, immigration and Customs who could not detect his illegal entrance into Pakistan; however Rangers traced him during search process of the vehicle. Investigation is underway. A ranger’s officer said that his purpose to enter in Pakistan could terrorism, spying or employment.