MULTAN: Umar Jillani, the nephew of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jillani, was kidnapped from Multan in the early hours of Monday, an intelligence agency confirmed.
Umar, who is also an inspector for an intelligence agency, left his house in Garden Town for work when men on two motorcycles forced him into a car that was accompanying them and fled the area. The attackers on motorcycles were wearing black t-shirts similar to those worn by the police.
SP Cantt Multan said that were six to seven kidnappers.
Umar is also the son of Wahid Jillani, the former chairman of Bahawalpur Development Authority.
Fiza Gilani tweeted about the kidnapping:
Another kidnapping in the family & that too from Multan. May Allah protect all those kidnapped by these barbarians http://t.co/yxlHSH4X3z— Fiza Batool Gilani (@Fiza_Gilani) June 16, 2014
During a meeting in Lahore headed by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the CM asked the Multan regional police officer (RPO) to present a report on the kidnapping.
He also constituted a special team, headed by the RPO, to recover the CJP's nephew. The team was instructed to find the victim within 24 hours.
Security forces have cordoned off the area and a search operation is underway. Intelligence officers are coordinating with the City Police Officer (CPO) to conduct the search.
Check posts have been set up at exit and entry points of the city and security forces are checking number plates of vehicles before letting them through.
Police had tracked the victim's mobile phone to the Aziz Hotel Chowk at the time of the kidnapping. Ten minutes after that the phone was tracked to the Civil Hospital Chowk and then to Ghanta Ghar, after which it was switched off.
The reason for the kidnapping could not be ascertained at this time.
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