Kidnap gang busted, 2 cops arrested in Ghazni
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Six kidnappers, including five women, and two policemen accused of selling weapons have been arrested in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.
Provincial police chief Gen. Aminullah Amarkhil told a press conference here the six-member kidnap group involved in staging kidnappings for ransom was busted in Nawabad area of Ghazni city.
He said the kidnappers, including five women, were arrested during a raid by special Afghan forces last night after receiving a tip-off.
The kidnappers would keep their victims at their home with their hands tied and would beat them until their families paid the ransom money, Amarkhil said.
He said the kidnappers had rented a house in Nawabad area and they recently kidnapped four persons and sought money from their relatives.
Ali Mohammad, a taxi driver in Ghazni city, said: “I received a call and the caller told me he wants buy my car, but it was a trap.”
He said his hands were tied and one of the five women sat on his head and the man started hitting him with wooden sticks and broke his hand.
Sayed Reza, who faced a similar incident, said he was invited by a man for a meal and he accepted the invitation, but he was on the way when the gang captured him and tied his hands and blindfolded him.
“They severely beat me, I paid them 30,000 afghanis and then they freed me. I immediately reported to the police,” he said.
The police chief said two policemen involved in selling weapons had also been detained in Gilan district.
He said the accused had sold 30 weapons and a large number of bullets to militants.
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