Islamabad - The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Islamabad police has recovered a seven years old child kidnapped from an area of Shamas Colony on May 23, 2016, a police spokesman said yesterday.

He said that Abu Bakar son of Muhammad Shafi was abducted from Shams Colony Main Street, Capital Homes, Sector H-13 on May 23 and a case was registered at Shams Colony Police Station. A close relative of the child received a phone call from the kidnappers who demanded an amount of Rs20 million as ransom. Police were informed about this call and a special team was constituted by SP (Investigation) Muhammad Ilyas to trace the culprits. This team led by SP Muhammad Aamir Niazi started investigation into the case on technical grounds and succeeded to trace the kidnappers. Special investigation team was sent to Nowshera and it nabbed two persons, including one who provided mobile SIM to call the relative of child. Main culprit, Abbas and another accused Abdul Malik, resident of Afridi Mohalla Rashakai Nowshera have been arrested from Peshawar. The police team also recovered the mobile set used for ransom call. The child was recovered without paying ransom. Further investigation is underway into the matter. IGP Islamabad Tariq Masood Yasin and SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani have appreciated the performance of the police team.

Meanwhile, unknown thieves ran away with a car late Wednesday night from I-8/1 Sector, which is a just a stone’s throw away from I-9 Police Station, raising some serious questions over the performance of police as well as security cameras put in place recently all over the city. Muhammad Aftab told the local police that he parked his black Toyota Corolla 1994 (LED-2369)shortly after midnight but he found it missing when he woke up at 4am. Police distributed the information to all its different departments, including the one that manages security cameras, which called the victim and told his car had been spotted in the city before being stolen. But the department went tight-lipped when asked if the security cameras had seen the vehicle after being stolen, Aftab said. Police have registered a case and further investigation is underway.