Months back, Kasur suspect also booked for abduction

Imran Ali allegedly kidnapped a married woman in Rawalpindi in August last year


Qadeer Tanoli January 31, 2018
Suspect Imran Ali. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi’s regional police officer (RPO) has sought the criminal record of Imran Ali – the suspected murderer of Kasur’s seven-year-old Zainab – from a police station where a criminal case was registered against him some months back for abducting a married woman.

“Two days ago the RPO office sought all record of Imran Ali available with Banni Police Station, Saidpur Road. The police are also trying to get some clues from the case which was registered at the police station some five months ago,” an official deployed at the police station told The Express Tribune.

The police sources said Imran’s criminal record along with the entire file of the cases registered last year had been sought by the office of RPO.

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The record, according to the sources, shows that the Kasur case suspect was also nominated on August 30, 2017 for allegedly kidnapping a married woman, Irum Sagheer, in the jurisdiction of the police station. The number of this case is 364.

According to an official notification issued by the SSP Police Operations on August 31, 2017 to the DPO/DSPO Waris Ali Khan, the SSP had ordered the DPO to form an investigation team to probe into the case of abduction.

Police documents state that Zainab’s suspected killer kidnapped Irum with the help of an unidentified man and woman. However, Imran was granted bail against a surety of Rs50,000 when relatives of the affected family pardoned him under mysterious circumstances.

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The sources said the Rawalpindi Police would now try to unravel the five-month-old mystery in order to know the scope of actual criminal record of the accused.

According to the police sources, family of Irum may also be approached to obtain some clue. In this connection, The Express Tribune attempted to get version of the RPO Rawalpindi but he was inaccessible.

Imran was arrested last week when his DNA test matched with the samples collected both from Zainab – who was abducted, raped and brutally murdered on January 9 – as well as at least seven other children who were killed earlier in Kasur in a similar manner.

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