Punjab Youth Shares Info on Bro in Captivity

Published: 25th June 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2014 12:17 AM   |  A+A-

CHANDIGARH: The State Police questioned a local youth who returned eight months ago from Iraq and claimed that about 40 Punjabi youth, including his brother, have been kidnapped in Mosul.

Parwinder Singh (25) of Chhauni Kalan village whose brother Kamaljit Singh and two other relatives were among those kidnapped, was questioned by the police on Sunday for about eight hours.

Speaking to Express, Sushil Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police, Hoshiarpur, said, “We questioned Parwinder Singh as he had worked in Iraq and claimed he had information about kidnapped persons there. He gave us passport numbers of some 29 people, their names and photos. We are verifying the details.”

For his part, Parwinder said, “I had worked in Tariq Noor Alhuda construction company in Mosul, Iraq, for three years and had returned eight months back on a 15-day holiday. I could not go back as I had some immigration issues, despite the company sending me tickets twice.” He claimed he has contacts in the company as he had worked there as a foreman and used to create payroll for the staff. Though the data he shared with the police was eight-months-old, he said it was still valid as he had been in touch with his brother over phone till his kidnap.


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