LAHORE Lust for appreciation in big guns of the Lahore police, including DIG Investigations Ali Amir Malik, SSP Investigations Abdul Razaaq Cheema and SP CIA Omer Virk, have deprived two police heroes who arrested three kidnappers of a small girl for ransom, it emerged on Thursday. The top cops did not even bother to recognize the professional efforts of the investigating cops. Not only this, they did not even include the names of the policemen in the official statement. A handout, issued in this regards, stated, The 'hectic efforts were made by the DIG Investigations, the SSP Investigation and CIA SP Omer Virk. The reality, however, is that the only effort made by the CIA was to assist the police concerned to trace the phone calls and position of the caller. According to the official handout, issued from the office of Capital City Police Officer Malik Ahmed Raza Tahir, further noted that Following special directives by the CCPO, DIG Malik and SSP Cheema tasked Civil Lines SP (Investigations) Liaqat Ali Malik and CIA SP Omer Virk to chalk out a comprehensive strategy to nab the criminals The official communiqu further stated that SP Liaqat Ali Malik then constituted special police teams, under the supervision of the Mozang and Mughalpura police stations Investigation In-Charges. Yes, this is correct that Malik Liaqat constituted two police teams with strict directions to recover the abducted Sajjal Arif, 9, a few days back, police sources said. According to them, Sajjal, daughter of Syed Muhammad Arif and resident of 53/B-II, Defence, was present at her grandfathers home, located at the Dilfarooz Road, near Baba Charaagh Ali Shah (Miani Saheb), on the day of the incident. They said that an abductor, in guise of blackcurrant vendor, approached the house. On his barking, a few children approached him. He offered blackcurrants to them and managed to overpower Sajjal and fled the scene after throwing her into a Super Galaxy car, they added. Moments after the incident, the mother of the girl - Hina Arif - received a phone call from an unknown caller who demanded Rs3 million as ransom. Civil Lines SP (Investigations) Liaqat Ali Malik, after being approached by the heirs, directed Mozang police station Investigation In-Charge Inspector Ulfat Hayyat and Mughalpura police station Investigation In-Charge Inspector Zubbair Akhtar to probe the matter as soon as possible, the sources said. They said Ulfat and Zubbair checked the registration of the cell number of the unknown caller. The police officers were astonished to know that only one call had been made from that SIM Card. The cops, however, succeeded in tracking the IMEI number of the cell, and learnt that two other SIM Cards were active from the same cell phone, the sources maintained. During the search process, the investigating officers collected evidences by conducting interviews of the flower sellers, secured fingerprints of some known blackcurrant sellers. Ultimately the position of the phone call was detected in somewhere near 90/A, Taajpura, Ghaziabad, the sources further revealed. Meanwhile, the cops also managed to take a car (629-06/LWK) into custody, which was owned by one Muhammad Afzal, son of Laal Din, a resident of House No-19, Ahmed Street, Mohalla Sultanpura, Ichhra. Later, when the two Investigation In-Charges, assisted by a good number of police contingents, raided Afzals home, the abducted girl was recovered from his home. They arrested Afzal, his accomplices Shahbaz Ahmed and Muzamil alias Heera.