As per Dawn, the sad situation of Karachi Police in Pakistan is that an organisation established to protect law and order is participating in kidnapping for ransom.
The Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) police, along with other law enforcement agencies, conducted a raid on the Shah Latif Town police station and found two children kidnapped by Karachi Police and held for ransom, according to The News International.
Asad and Arman, the two kidnapped youngsters, were taken from Zakaria Goth for a bribe of Rs. 50 lakh; however, a bargain was reached for Rs. 10
Four suspects who had arrived to collect the ransom from the kidnapped people were tracked down and apprehended by the law enforcement agents investigating the case.
Two of the four people detained were police officers on the job. According to Dawn, one suspect who escaped is also believed to be a member of the Malir Division police force.
The young guys were taken on the Shah Latif Town SHO’s orders, and during questioning, he blamed members of the Malir police, which led to the whereabouts of the abductees being discovered.
The Shah Latif SHO, however, denied any participation in abducting the two young people. He has been suspended, nevertheless, and the District Malir SSP has opened an investigation to find out how the kidnapped kids were transported and housed in the Shah Latif police station.
Malik Mazhar Iqbal Awan, the suspended Shah Latif SHO, claimed to The News that he had no connection to the kidnapping. The perpetrators of the kidnapping have been detained, and a case has been filed against them.
The family of the kidnapped teenager started getting calls demanding a ransom, and the kidnappers started getting paid in exchange for releasing the hostages.
The AVCC police searched for the kidnappers after receiving the case, and an inquiry was conducted for technical reasons. The AVCC police detained the kidnappers as soon as they got the ransom money, and The News stated that the hostages were freed from the police station chamber.
The captives were housed in a chamber at the Shah Latif Town police station, the suspects admitted during questioning. The youths were taken by a private SHO party, who claimed that a Malir police special team had been keeping them in the police station. “Neither did my mobile van go to pick up anyone, nor did I know about any kidnapping,” the man claimed.
The claim of the abducted individuals’ relatives led to the filing of a case against police officers and others. According to the FIR, the kidnappers wanted a ransom of Rs. 5 lakhs to free the three males.
Additionally, it stated that the kidnappers had requested that the complainant come to various locations with the ransom money before asking him to visit the North Nazimabad police station.
Moreover, the Sindh administration has to be questioned about why so many dangerous criminals are seen roaming the streets of the nation’s biggest city while dressed in official attire, according to Dawn. Numerous police officers have been charged with crimes recently, and hundreds have been dismissed due to their criminal histories—italics in original.