IB inspector `kidnapped` in Kohat
KOHAT: An inspector of Intelligence Bureau, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances from the posh KDA town here on Friday afternoon, is being presumed kidnapped by unknown people.
Officials told this correspondent that inspector Wali Khan, who is posted in Hangu, did not reach home in the KDA town, Kohat, till late Friday night. They said that the family thought he might be engaged in some official work and would return soon. However, till filing of this report on Saturday evening, the whereabouts of Mr Khan were not known. The inspector belongs to Karak district.
The sources said that the family told the police on Saturday that Mr Khan went out of home for some personal work at 4pm, but did not return.
The high officers had advised the police not to disclose the names of the family members of the victim to anyone due to sensitivity of the case. The KDA town police said that the inspector`s father-in-law had registered the case about his disappearance. However, they refused to disclose the complainant`s name.
Sources told Dawn on Saturday that sometime back the inspector had given names of four people to his family and advised them that in case something happened to him the police should arrest them. The names were also being kept secret by the family and the police investigation team, a source said.
Acting on this information, the police raided a house in Jarma area on university road and after a brief exchange of fire arrested one of the accused belonging to Orakzai Agency while two of his accomplices escaped. The arrested accused was being interrogated at a secret place, said the sources.
They said that the police were planning to carry out search operations for the arrest of other accused and believed that Mr Khan had been kidnapped.
Meanwhile, one Nazir Khan, 27, committed suicide in Takht area of Lachi tehsil of Kohat on Saturday. The police claimed that Khan shot himself dead with his a rifle. His body was handed over to relatives after the postmortem at Lachi hospital.