Mardan (Pakistan), Oct 28: A Hindu boy kidnapped by the Pakistan unit of the Taliban – the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) was reportedly rescued by the Mardan Police, late on Sunday, Oct 26 night. The TTP had abducted Omraj, son of Hans Raj, on Aug 26 and had shifted him to a remote village in Mohmand Agency.
Mardan District Police Officer Iqbal Khan told reporters that after hectic efforts, the police first traced Muhammad Afzal and his son, Shah Zaman, in Toru area, the members of Taliban movement involved in abduction of the boy. Seven persons of various areas of Mardan were also identified as aaccomplices of the same group, The News quoted the police cop as saying.
The district police officer said during investigation, the police learnt the boy was in the captivity of Taliban in Mohmand Agency who were demanding ransom for release. He added that members of the traders community, particularly Sultan Shah Mohmand, used his influence and talked to the Taliban, and that the Taliban freed the boy without taking any ransom.