RAWALPINDI: The Saddar Bairuni police have booked a local Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and six others on kidnapping charges.
Shazia Bibi lodged a complaint with the local police that six men at the behest of Chaudhry Nazir Ahmed, a PTI leader, who had also contested elections for the Dhamial union council’s chairman slot, have kidnapped her husband Muhammad Asif, a shopkeeper.
Shazia had approached the Central Police Officer (CPO) after the police did not register the FIR. On the order of the CPO, the police have registered the kidnapping case against Ahmed, Nauman, Babar, Chitu and three unknown persons.
According to the content of the FIR, Asif was sitting outside his grocery shop at Hayyal Village, when Babar, Nauman and Chitu along with their three unknown accomplices showed up and kidnapped him on August 25.
The complainant said that one of the alleged kidnappers, Babar, who is a driver of the PTI leader, told her that they had been sent by Nazir to kidnap her husband. He had also threatened her not to lodge a complaint with police or else they would kidnap her children.
The complainant said that her family voted for Nazir in the local government elections. She said that her husband had asked Nazir to help him get a man released who had been arrested by police in a robbery case. She said that the arrested man was a close relative of her husband.
She said that her husband and Nazir exchanged hot words over the issue and Nazir had threatened him (Asif) that he would teach him a lesson.
A police officer said that the police were trying to arrest the accused and recover the kidnapped man. He said that a police team raided the house of Nazir but found it locked.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 29th, 2016.
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