VIDEO: Did you know Ali Zafar was kidnapped once and was released after ransom?
After filing a report, Ali Zafar told the police that the kidnapper told him that he had been observing their activities for some time.
Do you know the renowned singer Ali Zafar and his wife were kidnapped 12 years ago?
Ayesha Fazli and Ali Zafar were kidnapped and kept in custody for about six hours for ransom. After receiving Rs.2.5 million pay-off from their parents, the two were let go.
What actually happened
The couple was kidnapped outside a CD shop in Lahore. Ali’s car was also taken by the culprits. According to news outlets, the kidnapper moved the two from one place to the other for three hours and told them to call their parents, asking them to arrange Rs. 2.5 million, otherwise they would be killed.
The kidnapper, who was young and apparently belonged to a ‘well-off family’, kept contacting his accomplices using his cellphone.
Once the ransom was paid, the two were released. The ransom was paid by Ayesha’s parents to the kidnapper in front of a shopping plaza in Gulberg. He then left the singer and his fiancee at Rivaz Garden and drove away with the money and Zafar’s cellphone. Later on, Zafar’s car was found outside the shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh.
After filing a report, Ali Zafar told the police that the kidnapper told him that he had been observing their activities for some time. His plan was to ask for Rs.15 million ransom but he changed his mind.
Ali was first reluctant to file a report due to the ‘threats’ by the kidnapper and media publicity but later registered a case due to police insistence. Unfortunately, the police never caught the culprit.
Watch him talk about the incident:
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