Jhang: Embassy car blast suspects’ family in the dark
JHANG: A man and his son whose ‘stolen’ car was used in the Denmark embassy bombing in Islamabad are still in the custody of security agencies. Abdul Raheem and his son, Zafar Iqbal, were picked up by security agencies on June 3 and shifted to some undisclosed location for investigation as the car used in the bombing on June 2 was of them.
Umar Draz, the son of Raheem, said his father was a diabetics and aged 70 years. He said his father and brother had no criminal record of any nature and had never been associated with any sectarian or political outfits. Their names are not included in the fourth schedule either.
He said the car (LWE-5155) used in the embassy bombing was snatched from his father and brother on Feb 15, 2007, near Saeedabad on Jhang-Faisalabad Road, by an unidentified man. They got registered a first information report (55/08) with the Mochiwala police station the same day. They visited the police station frequently to pursue investigation till security personal picked them on June 3 and bundled them in vehicles LHX-4842 and HB-592 for some undisclosed location.
He said the Jhang district police officer had assured him that the two would be released very soon after “preliminary interrogation”. He said as the family did not know the whereabouts of them, they were concerned about their safety.