Kohat police arrest PO, recover kidnapped girl.

KOHAT -- The police on Tuesday arrested a proclaimed offender and recovered a girl kidnapped by him some six months ago during an operation conducted in Chor Lakki area here.

The kidnapper, Ijaz Ahmed of Lower Dir district, had picked the girl from Ghorazai area of Gumbat tehsil.

District police officer Shafiullah Gandapur had ordered the operation on the basis of an intelligence report.

The action was led by DSP Gumbat Asif Shareef and SHO Fazal Mohammad.

Meanwhile, the Hangu police arrested a burqa-clad man while trying to smuggle nine kilogrammes of hashish from Kurram district to Kohat on Tuesday.

The police stopped a passenger coach at a blockade on the Kohat Road and seized hashish from a passenger, who was wearing a burqa, SHO Mehmood Alam Khattak said.

Separately, the police's Ababeel Squad comprising 34 heavy bikes and 150 specially trained personnel laced with modern communication system has been launched in the district to check street crime and terrorism incidence.

SP operations Billa Ahmed while inaugurating the squad on Tuesday said it would play important role in providing a peaceful and safe environment to citizens. He said squad would patrol the city and its outskirts.

He said the Ababeel Squad would be directly connected to the command and...

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