SUKKUR: Five men were allegedly kidnapped along with their car near Mureed Shakh, Ubauro on Monday night.
Bashir Bozdar, Zenul Bozdar, Allah Wasayo Bozdar, Gul Mohammad Latki Bozdar and Shabbir Channar Bozdar, all residents of a kachcha area near Garhi Chakar, had gone to Kandhkot to purchase arms.
They were on their way back to Ghotki but never went past Mureed Shakh.
Their relatives said that they first thought the men had been detained by the Kashmore police. However, neither the Kashmore police nor the Guddu police had detained them, convincing the family that the men must have been kidnapped. Bashir Bozdar’s brother, Ali Asghar, said that they were both in touch while the five men were coming back. The last call he received from his brother was near Mureed Shakh at about 7:45 pm, after which the mobile phones of all five travellers were switched off.
Ali said dozens of Bozdar men, along with their sardar, are looking for clues in the kachcha area but till now have found nothing that might tell them what happened to their men.
MPA Sardar Rahim Bux Bozdar, who belongs to Garhi Chakar, told The Express Tribune that he had helped them get arms licences because of lawlessness in the area. Ghotki DPO Saqib Ismail Memon said he is aware of the missing men but so far, the police do not know who the kidnappers are.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 29th, 2010.