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hawksThe Citizen reports that three persons who posed as police officers have been remanded in custody for a kidnapping.

The Hawks from the Newcastle Serious Organised Crime Investigation on Wednesday arrested 40-year-old Irfan Ullah khan, 49-year-old Saif Ullah and 22-year-old Ali Rao Raza for kidnapping, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, malicious damage to property as well as attempted murder. The trio allegedly committed the crimes in Ladysmith in January this year. According to Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Simphiwe Mhlongo, the three went to a victim’s residence in Newcastle pretending to be police officers and demanding entry into the home. “They kicked the door opened and forcefully took him [the victim]. They drove to the Madadeni area in Newcastle where he was severely beaten with hockey sticks. He was left helpless on the roadside and was assisted by a person who was passing by. He was taken to hospital for medical attention,” he indicated. A case of kidnapping was reported at Ladysmith police station. The case was postponed to 23 May for bail applications.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Faizel Patel at The Citizen
  • See too, Trio pretending to be cops arrested for kidnapping and attempted murder in Ladysmith, at IOL News

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