Muscat: Shortly after freeing the kidnapped Indian expatriate Mohammed Haneefa, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has managed to arrest all the five Pakistani nationals involved in the abduction.
Earlier, the Times of Oman had reported that three kidnappers were arrested by the ROP.
The Indian expatriate was kidnapped by the abductors while he was on his way to his office. The kidnappers had demanded OMR5,000 for his release.
The North Al Sharqiyah Police will conclude a course in investigation and evidence collection today. The course demonstrated to the participants theoretical and practical aspects of dealing with criminals. A number of specialised officers from the Directorate-General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations attended the course.
Brigadier Rashid bin Salim Al Badi, the director general of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations, honoured a group of investigative officers for their strenuous efforts for arresting the accused and solving some major cases.
Three women arrested
The director-general of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations led by the Buraimi Police managed to arrest three women of Asian nationality on charges of prostitution from a house in Buraimi. A number of citizens had complained about prostitution ring in the area. The police raided the house and arrested the accused. Legal action was taken they were referred to the public prosecution for further investigation. The ROP has called upon the citizens and residents to report any suspicious act by dialing 9999.
Expat held with liquor
The director-general of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations and Dhofar police arrested an Asian expat for selling liquor at Mirbat in Dhofar. The accused was arrested while he was trying to transfer a large amount of alcoholic beverages in his vehicle. He was arrested and referred to the public prosecution for probe.
Investigative officers being honoured for their efforts.