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Sikh trader kidnapped in Pak

chandigarh Updated: Jan 23, 2013 18:10 IST

A Sikh businessman was allegedly kidnapped for ransom by unidentified armed men from outside his house in Pakistan's Qaidabad region.

The Sikh community will stage a demonstration in front of the chief minister's house in protest against the kidnapping of Rakbir Singh, a trader and shopkeeper. The Banamarhi police have registered an FIR and started an investigation, The Express Tribune reported.

Sahib Singh, a former Sikh council member, stated that in the past few months, Sikhs had been a frequent target for mobile phone snatchers as well.

Commenting on another incident, Sahib Singh said robbers in Shah Qabool broke into the house of another Sikh on January 18, held the family hostage and stole Rs 10 lakh along with about 140-gm gold.

Peshawar is home to about 500 Sikh families who migrated from the Khyber Agency and Orakzai Agency, Sahib Singh said. There were two incidents where Sikhs were brutally killed, he said.

Earlier this month, the mutilated body of a Sikh businessman was found in a gunny bag at Choura village in Jamrud tehsil, Khyber Agency. Mahinder Singh had been missing for two months before he was found dead.