KARACHI: The law enforces remained busy fighting crime on Friday night as well and held scores of more suspects including three ransom-hunters on top of rescuing an abducted banker
Sources said that the police, during a general-search near Karachi Arts Council, randomly ordered a car to stop to seek identification of the passengers and the registration of the vehicle. Upon this the driver tried to rush but was forced to bring the car to a forceful stop after seeing so many government guns pointing at him.
According to police it appeared that the occupants of the car also tried to put up an armed resistance but later decided otherwise. Allegedly they surrendered after a brief encounter.
During interrogation it came up that three of the four travelers were kidnappers, while the fourth one was an abductee, a manager of a local commercial bank, who they were moving to another place.
The arms laid down by the kidnappers and the car they were driving have been taken into custody.
The abducted banker was unhurt during the chase.
According to details the kidnappers had so far hooked Rs600,000 as ransom from the banker’s family while they were demanding another Rs1.5 million for setting the snatched man free.
Another six of their gang members were also copped later from Lasbela after the investigators succeeded in chasing the held kidnappers.
Moreover, the police, in Nazimabad No.3, booked two alleged outlaws who also surrendered firearms.
On the other hand Rangers extended their targeted-operation to Gulisan-e-Jauhar and North Karachi, which yielded around 12 suspects.