LAHORE - Two abductees were murdered while 15 were freed after payment of ransom during last seven months in the provincial capital, sources in CIA police confided to The Nation.
A tot, Ali Ahmad, was kidnapped in Samanabad police limits on January 1 and demanded Rs300,000 ransom. After negotiations, his father gave more than Rs200,000 to get the kid free. Inspector Iftikhar Rasool (ATS) was investigator of the case.
On January 3, 12 years old Ibrahim was kidnapped from Allama Iqbal Town police printings. Mubashir Iqbal, the uncle of the kidnapped, got the case registered with police, saying kidnappers demanded Rs5 million ransom. Mubashir paid Rs900,000 to secure the release. Inspector Arshad Hayat was investigator and no arrest was made.
Nine accused abducted a businessman Sajid Majeed on January 1 in Sabzazar police limits and demanded Rs10 million ransom. The family paid Rs 1 million. DSP CIA City is investigator and no accused has been arrested so far.
Two years old Zobia, kidnapped from Ichhra, was released for Rs1 million ransom. Inspector Saharjeel Butt was investigator who arrested the accused who was later turned out to be a relative.
On February 1, 21 years old Umar Farooq was kidnapped from Garden Town police limits, but the kidnapped reached home after a few days, police played no role in his recovery.
Sumaira Khalid was abducted by three unknown people on February 12, 2013 from Ghari Shahoo police precincts. The kidnapped could come back home after payment of Rs 20 millions as ransom.
A jeweler Umair was kidnapped on March 14, 2013 from Gulshan Ravi. Accused demanded 5kg gold and Rs 10 million ransom. Sheikh Muhammad Zulfiqar father of abducted paid Rs 3.5 million ransom. No accused has been arrested so far.
On March 12, two unknown people kidnapped a nine years old boy and received Rs two millions as ransom in Nawan kot police limits. However, the police claimed that the ransom amount was recovered after the accused was arrested.
A 19 years old Jahan Sher Khan was kidnapped and murdered by three accused in Chuhng police area.
Mohammad Usman 32 was kidnapped after which Rs 2.5 million were paid as ransom in Nawab Town police limits on March 12, 2013. Inspector Adil is investigating.
In Mustafa Town police area Adan Shoukat 22 was kidnapped by 6 unknown men and was released after receiving Rs1.4 million as ransom.
Mohammad Aslam 40 was kidnapped on April 9, from Badami Bagh and was recovered by police without payment of ransom amount.
Irtaza Hassan, 28 and Noorul Hassan were kidnapped in two different strikes of kidnappers from Islampura and Ravi road police station limits respectively. They were recovered by police without payment of ransom.
Nizamuddin was kidnapped on May 4, from the jurisdiction of Gawalmandi police station area, Rs2 million to kidnappers for his release.
On May 5, Ahsan Babar was kidnapped by two unknown men in Gulberg police station limits. Accused demanded Rs one million and after negotiations, Rs one lac was paid to recover the kidnapped. Inspector Mohammad Aslam was investigator of the case.
Hamza Afzal paid Rs1 million to four accused who kidnapped him from Chuhng police area on May 22.
Shahid Zaman was released by kidnappers after receiving Rs500,000 in Johar Town area. Police could arrested three accused involved in kidnapping and murder of Irfan Akbar in Muslim town police station limits. In Gulshan Ravi police station limits kidnapped Mohammad Razzaq could not be recovered since CIA officials were involved in his kidnapping. Walid 22 paid Rs200,000 after he was kidnapped at the hands of three unknown accused from Green Town police limits. Police recovered a 3 years old child Sohail who was kidnapped from Hanjarwal police limits.