QUETTA-Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) while appreciating masses for apprehending a kidnapper red-handed in Quetta the other day has said that the cooperation of the masses with police would lead to eliminate criminals from the society. He expressed these views while addressing a Press conference flanked by DIG Quetta (Operations) Hamid Shakil, DIG investigation Qazi Wahid and Grupreet here on Saturday. CCPO said that people and security personnel of police foundation Abdul Ali had showed courage and recovered a five-year-old boy, Grupreet and arrested accused kidnapper Sunni Kumar red-handed. He said that police had also succeeded to arrest four other kidnappers including a Hindu woman after the disclosure made by Sunni Kumar, while police had also arrested two accused involved in the incidents of motorbike snatching with the help of people from Satellite town area. CCPO said that 2.2 million people of Quetta City alongwith 4,000 policemen would succeed in eradicating a handful of anti-social elements from the City. Responding to a question, he said that every citizen and police had the right to take action against attackers in their self-defence while people wanted those who were targeting innocent people and police officials should also be given tit-for-tat response. Shabir Sheikh said that relatives of abductees mostly paid ransom amount to kidnappers to get released their kith and kin, keeping police in dark, which naturally encouraged the kidnappers. He said that kidnapping for ransom had become a lucrative business in the province and it would be eliminated when the masses fully cooperate with police. He said that cause of fire in City Center was short circuit in which about 200 shops were gutted, however, so far police had found no clue that could prove it was incident of sabotage. Later on, accused kidnappers were produced before media persons, while CCPO also handed over Rs 5000 and a letter of appreciation to Abdul Ali for his bravery.