HAFIZABAD - The wave of kidnapping-for-ransom incidents has been in full spate as the son of another rice miller was abducted here in broad daylight on Wednesday evening from Sukheke Mandi.

According to police sources, 25-year-old Muhammad Yameen, son of Muhammad Jameel Kamboh, owner of Salman Rice Mills Sukheke Mandi was sitting in the mill when five accused under the guise of rice purchasers visited the mill and took him away at gunpoint. Later they bundled him in a car and whisked away to unknown destination. According to the villagers, the abductors have demanded Rs50 million for the release of the boy. The abduction incident, which is the third in a short span of time, the business community in particular has been feeling insecurity and frightened as no abductor in the previous abduction cases could be arrested. A rice miller’s son of Sukheke and a billionaire of Soligin Kharal (Jalalpur Bhattian) were abducted during January and got released after “payment” of huge amount of ransom but no culprit could be arrested. The businessmen have demanded early recovery of abducted Yameen and arrest of the accused to relieve the business community of sense of insecurity. The police are investigating.

MAN DEPRIVED OF CAR: Five bandits snatched away car after tying the driver with ropes and throwing him on the roadside near Interchange motorway Kot Sarwar on Sukheke Road, about 20-KM from here late last night.

According to police source, car driver Abdul Aziz of Bhobhara alongwith his was on way to motorway on Car No. LWM-1208 when five bandits intercepted him. They caught hold of him tied him with ropes and sped away with his car.

The police have registered case and are investigating. Meanwhile, Unknown burglars broken into the mobile shop of Abu Bakar on Mangat Road and made away cell phones wroth Rs. Forty thousand.

The police have registered a case and are investigating.