ISLAMABAD: Sadiqabad Police Station Rawalpindi has arrested a gang leader and retrieved a three month baby. The police also recovered a sum of Rs 100,000 hard cash. However on the pressure of some influential personalities that are behind this dirty trade, the police is not only trying to put the matter under the carpet but also forcing the affected woman and her relatives for a settlement.The leader of the gang Ashraf belongs to the village Saltaro,located at a suburb of Skardu. He subjected her wife Amina, who belonged to Khuplo, to physical violence and sold her three month old child Mehran on 7th February to a middle aged person from Chakwal for Rs 100,000.After selling the child, he also tried to vend his wife. The woman who was already disheartened due to parting from her child began shouting on which the dwellers of the locality gathered there and the matter was taken to the police station. The police arrested the accused Ashraf at midnight. On his revelation, the police called Zahid, the buyer of the child from Chakwal to Rawalpindi.On Wednesday the police handed over the baby to the mother and presented him before the SDPO New Town ASP Tauheed-ur-Rehman Memon in his office. Amina in her statement told the police that she married to Ashraf at Skardu some 16 months ago. After reaching Rawalpindi with him, she came to know that her husband has a loose character.She told the police that in her house at Rawalpindi another girl named Hajira belonged to Khuplo was also living there, whose child was also sold by accused Ashraf to some unknown persons.Afzal, paternal uncle of affected Amina told Daily Times that two persons namely Mirza Ahmed , an employee of PWD Skardu and a resident of Chakri Babu Hameed, are also involved in this illicit buying and selling.“Police is forcing us to reconcile in the matter with the culprits and we are getting regular threats from the other side too,” he added.The investigation officer of the case Sub Inspector Qaiser Nadim told this scribe that they had handed over the minor child to his mother. He said that Ashrad had been involved in such types of activities in the past, however now action was taken against him.