According to reports the case pertaining to the abduction of the son of an Airport Security Force (ASF) official was solved on Thursday, when it was revealed that the alleged victim had staged his own kidnapping.
The ASF officials sons staged his kidnapping in order to demand money for purchasing expensive mobile phones and a new motorcycle, reported DawnNews.
Civil Lines Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kazim Naqvi informed that ASF Assistant Director Tariq Parvez’s son Shaheer Tariq went missing from Rawalpindi on January 3 under mysterious circumstances.
Subsequently, the ‘abductors’ sent a message to the parents through a messaging application of a social media website and demanded them to pay a sum of Rs0.6million.
The boy’s father did not report the kidnapping to the police, however an abduction case was registered later against unknown suspects, reported DawnNews.
Shaheer Tariq returned home after his father dropped the ransom money in the open space behind the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Rawalpindi’s office as directed by the ‘abductors’.
During an initial investigation, the police had already declared the abducted as the ‘conspirator’ of the abduction that later proved accurate after he accepted his involvement and named four others as fellow conspirators during an investigation after his return.
The police recovered three expensive mobile phones, a motorcycle and a sum of Rs200,000 from the boy and his fellow conspirators.
“Neither did my father allow me to keep a mobile phone nor was there a motorcycle at home, due to which I staged the entire drama. However, I am now ashamed. I should not have done this to my family members,” said the boy.
The police had also acquired the assistance of Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime cell as they were facing difficulty in tracing targets via social media.
The boy and his four conspirators will be sent to jail on judicial remand after being presented before the court on Friday.