Islamic Ideology Council member, son abducted in Quetta

Published: September 9, 2017
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A soldier stands guard in Quetta. PHOTO: REUTERS

A soldier stands guard in Quetta. PHOTO: REUTERS

QUETTA: A member of the Islamic Ideology Council (IIC) and central leader of Jamiat Ahle Hadis, Maulana Ali Muhammad Abu Turab, was kidnapped along with his son, secretary and a gunman from Airport Road in Quetta on Friday.

According to the police, armed men intercepted the Maulana’s vehicle (JAC-211) near the Sheikh Manda area, and kidnapped the cleric and his son.

“Abdul Hameed, secretary Abdul Sattar and gunman Yaqoob were also abducted on gunpoint and taken to an unidentified location,” SSP Operations Naseebullah Khan told the media from the site of the abduction.

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A heavy contingent of law-enforcement agencies and a special investigations team have cordoned off the area.

So far no group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

“The special investigation team has gathered initial evidence from the site, and finger prints have been collected from the Maulana’s vehicle,” SSP Naseebullah said.

Three years ago, Maulana Abu Turab’s brother Habibullah Mujahid had also been abducted by unidentified men.

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