The police came in action after the political and religious parties took out rallies, staged demonstration and sit-in in the town and warned of mass protest.
By Nazeer Malik
The local police safely recovered 3-year boy Abdul Ahad son of Abdul Qayoom Bhatti during operation in riverine area of Ubauro and arrested two dacoits, who had abducted the boy eleven days back and had demanded ransom of Rs.10 million for his release.
The boy was abducted from Shaikh Mohalla of Ubauro by the criminals riding a bicycle.
The police came into action soon after the political and religious parties took out rallies, staged demonstration and sit-in in the town on Friday and had warned of spreading the scope of protest across the province if the child was not recovered within two days.
Azhar Khan Mughal, Senior Superintendent of Police, district Ghotki, in his press conference on Saturday, told newsmen that ‘abductors Wahab Gurgage and Gulan Gurgage were arrested along with arms and the boy was safely recovered’.
“The police were in search of the abductors since the day of abduction and with the help of technical team, the police located the criminals’ hideout and conducted the operation,” SSP said.
According to police official the abductors were members of an inter-provincial gang involved in various crimes including kidnapping for ransom.
While the SSP Mughal lauded the efforts of SHO Ubauro Athar Channa and his team, the citizens too thronged at police station dancing and singing to express their gratitude for the police team. They showered rose petals on police personnel who took part in operation.
A large number of political and social activists took out rallies and staged demonstration here on Friday to condemn the police for its failure to recover the boy whose father, an employee of a private company, was unable to meet the kidnappers’ demand.
Also read previous report: Rallies, demonstration in Ubauro for recovery of 2-year boy
The protest rallies were organized by political parties and religious organizations – Pakistan Peoples’ Party (Shaheed Bhutto), Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party and Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam. The rallies were taken out from different localities of town and turned into big demonstration outside local press club where the protesters staged sit-in.