MARDAN - A local court on Tuesday directed the police to register the case of child kidnapping in Sawaldher area in the limits of Jabbar Police Station, official sources said.

Sources said that a minor Mohammad Ahmad, was missing for the last Thursday.

They said his uncle Fazlullah reported to police and registered a report in Roznamcha. Sources said later accused Mujahid, son of Sami-ud-Din, and Nasreen Bibi, wife of Izat Gul, residents of Sawaldher contacted them and demanded Rs 50,00,000 as ransom.

Sources said due to unknown reasons the alleged kidnapers released the child and left him in the village.

Uncle of the victim gave a statement to the local court under section 164. The court directed the police to register the kidnapping case of the child against the accused. Police registered FIR against the accused under section 365-A. Sources said that police registered case under wrong section while the case should be registered under section 364-A.