LAHORE: Iqbal Town Crimes Investigation Agency police claim to have recovered an 11-year-old girl from the house of a police constable in a Karachi locality.

The girl had been kidnapped by unknown people from Shafeeqabad police precincts one and a half years ago.

Police arrested constable Shahid and his wife besides nine others, including five women, for illegally confining the girl at different places.

Iqbal Town CIA DSP Riaz Shah told Dawn on Wednesday that a police team led by Inspector Muhammad Nawaz Cheema went to Karachi a couple of days ago on secret information that the girl was present at the house of constable Shahid.

The victim's father, Shahzad Ahmad, who had lodged a kidnap case, started receiving phone calls from unknown people who demanded Rs150,000 ransom for the release of the girl, he added.

The DSP said the girl initially abducted by unidentified suspects from Lahore was kept under different hands during the period.

He said police had obtained five-day physical remand of 11 accused.

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