KARACHI: Taking action on an eyebrow-raising news report of SAMAA television regarding young students who were being held captive chained in a madrasa here in the metropolis, police have successfully rescued all 45 pupils from Sohrab Goath locality late on Monday, reports SAMAA.
Children, all aged below 15, were held chained to their feet in an underground chamber (dungeon) of that madrasa where police raided to have the ill-fated kids rescued.
Rescued children said that they had taken admission in madrasa to seek religious education, who reportedly hail from Karachi, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. Also, a student revealed that they were being trained for making explosives and terrorism. “We were being made Taliban and tortured too,” a student complained.
Some students told that they were prevented from meeting parents, adding that they are now witnessing daylight after seven months.
Meanwhile, the administrator of the madrasa Mufti Daud managed to flee the crime scene shortly after police raided the basement, however, his two accomplices including Qari Usman have been nabbed.
Qari Usman said that he had joined the seminary two months ago and that he was kept unaware of the captivity of chained children.
Earlier, Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan had ordered IG Sindh to raid on madrasa after watching SAMAA news report. He also commanded fast probe into this crime against human rights.
Later, taking to media, Governor said that madrasas are meant for imparting education and that the governmnet would see to it that their respect be restored at any cost. SAMAA