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kidnap

verb abduct, bear off, capture, carry off, conney away, ensnare, hold for ransom, impress, put under duress, run away with, run off with, seize, shanghai, snatch, spirit away, steal away, take away, take by force, unlawfully seize, waylay
Associated concepts: false imprisonment
Foreign phrases: A piratis aut latronibus capti liberi perranent.Persons captured by pirates or robbers remain free.
See also: abduct, carry away
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Our troops and our policemen are still tracking the kidnappers as of this report,' Galvez said in a statement.
Fareed Ahmed, PSO, SSP Shikarpur confirmed the arrest of two kidnappers and told this scribe that further details would be shared with media through news conference.
The kidnappers also took away a computer, laptop, and many documents, the application added.
The AVCC,following the case, started efforts for safe recovery of the child and traced out the hideout of the kidnappers in Hawksbay area with the help of CPLC, he said.
Iqbal Town SP Mehzor Ali said the kidnappers told the interrogators that they got the idea of kidnap for ransom after watching an Indian TV serial 'CID' as they were married and jobless.
The kidnappers were identified as Tariq Ali, Sarwar of Chak No 228-RB and Zahoor Ali of Sahiwal.
Both the kidnappers were killed and the gang was busted,' he added in his statement.
Sources further added that before releasing the boy, kidnappers called the police and Rangers personnel to different areas of the city, including North Nazimabad, Board Office, Shahra-e-Faisal, Sohrab Goth and Hyderi Market.
The investigation was later transferred to AVCC Karachi for the detection and apprehension of the kidnappers.
The kidnappers called on Thursday night and increased the ransom amount to BD3,000, which we are ready to pay but they haven't told us how to proceed.
It has been widely alleged that a top politician was involved in sealing the ransom deal between the kidnappers and victim Sohail Hingora, son of a Surat business magnate Hanif Hingora.
Summary: A Lebanese delegation has met on orders from Interior Minister Marwan Charbel with the kidnappers of Lebanese hostages in Syria, Turkey's Anatolia news agency reported Monday.