Journalist’s son, relative abducted by gangsters in Kandhkot
SUKKUR: Journalists and other media personnel held an emergency meeting at the Kandhkot-Kashmore Press Club on Tuesday to condemn abduction of the son and a close relative of newsman Ghaffar Gul Mangi during the previous night.
Mr Mangi told the meeting that his son, Naseeb Mangi, and brother-in-law’s son, Mashooq Ali Mangi, were abducted by gangsters while they, along with their friend, Adil Mangi, were passing through Haibat Road on a motorbike within the jurisdiction of the A-Section police station of Kandhkot.
He said the gangsters, also riding several motorbikes, stopped them at a section of the road where two police pickets were present, but the personnel manning them did not move to rescue the victims. The outlaws severely beat up Adil with a stick before taking away the other two youths into the riverine area at gunpoint, he said.
Mr Mangi, associated with a private TV channel, also claimed that the area police agreed to note down the mobile phone numbers of the victims only after passage of a whole day which showed their lack of interest in the matter.
Mr Mangi took a group of local media personnel to the crime scene early Tuesday morning and kept urging the area police to help rescue the two youths.
Kandhkot SSP Mir Rohail Khan Khoso along with a strong police contingent finally reached there before going after the kidnappers. However, they did not succeed in finding a clue to the kidnappers and hostages till late in the evening.