Customs official 'forced' to get married in captivity

Published: March 13, 2018


A high-ranking government officer from Port Qasim who was kidnapped by unidentified men three days ago has been freed after his abductors forced him to get married to an unnamed girl while he was in captivity, according to Express News.

On March 10, Taimuria Police Station had lodged an FIR on behalf of the brother of the abducted man, who was identified in the first information report as Sabat Noor.

Station House Officer (SHO) Taimuria Nawaz Brohi told Express News that Sabat Noor’s first wife, in her statement to the police, had told investigating officers that she had received a phone call from Noor, and the kidnappers had also sent her photos of her husband through a messaging application in which Noor looked badly shaken up, and was saying that his abductors were forcing him to get married.

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The first wife of the abducted man further informed police officials that her husband had confided her in that a few days ago, he had been involved in an accident in which his car had injured a woman. The family of the injured person was now insisting that he get married to her.

Borhi said that police had traced the location of the mobile phone from which Noor called his wife, and raided a house in New Nazimabad, but could not find the kidnapped man.

On March 11, Sabat Noor mysteriously returned home. His brother called the police to confirm that Noor had returned and was fine.

The SHO was of the opinion that Noor had orchestrated a staged kidnapping in order to get married a second time since he did not have any children from his first wife.

According to Noor, his abductors released him after coming under pressure because of police raids in their locality.

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