Thatta: Missing man escapes police captivity
THATTA: Sufi Illahi Bux, cousin of Sufi Attaullah Sattari who is custodian of the shrine of saint–warrior Shah Inayat Shaheed, managed to escape from a government quarter where police had detained him and reached home here on Saturday.
Sufi, a small land holder, had mysteriously gone missing four days ago and no one among his relatives knew about his whereabouts.
He narrated his ordeal to journalists after ensconcing himself in safe confines of his home, accusing SHO of Jhoke Police Station Salahuddin Turk and ASI Qurban Solangi with a number of police constables of picking him up on Dec 8 and putting him behind the bars in the police station.
Early on Dec 9, police shoved him into a mobile van blindfolded and handcuffed and took him to Bannu Police Station.
He was handed him over to Bannu police who kept him in locked up that and during the night of Dec 10 brought him out blindfolded and took him deep into thick woods near the Indus embankment.
He beseeched them many times to at least apprise him of crime and received a reluctant reply that an influential wanted to see him in pain. Police asked him to apologise from one Abdul Aziz Abbasi, a deputy manager (billing) of Sui Southern Gas Company or get ready for consequences, he said.
Sufi said that at one point bpointed G-3 rifle to his forehead, loaded the magazine while issuing warnings if he did not accept to apologise he would face dire consequences.