AVCC busts gang of 'kidnappers' having offshore companies.

KARACHI -- The Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) claimed on Friday it has busted a five-member gang of kidnappers who used to abduct people by impersonating officials of security forces, media reported.

Speaking at a press conference, SSP AVCC Fida Hussain Janveri said sophisticated weapons, fake identity cards and uniforms of security forces as well as other things were seized from the possession of the alleged kidnappers.

He said the kidnappers had set up a fake non-government organisation and had an account in its name, which they used to deposit protection money recovered from abductees for a while and then transfered it abroad. They also owned offshore companies.

The SSP said the gang had kidnapped a businessman along with his driver from the city's Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area and detained them at a farm house near Hub, Balochistan.

They initially demanded an amount of Rs200 million as protection money for their safe release but later...

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