KARAK: Police foiled an attempt to kidnap assistant commissioner of Takht-i-Nusrati and arrested eight alleged kidnappers here on Thursday.

Police officials said that assistant commissioner Ahmad Usman Javed was going to Takht-i-Nusrati after Eid vacation when some people travelling in two cars started chasing his car near Shahidan Chountra on the Indus Highway.

According to the FIR registered with Karak police station on the written application of the assistant commissioner, the alleged kidnappers in two cars chased his car and tried to stop it.

Sensing the danger, he informed the district police officer Atiqullah Wazir about the two cars. The DPO directed the police to block all exit and entry points of the district and trace the suspected cars.

Police intercepted the two cars near Shahidan Chountra and arrested the eight suspects. They were taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation. Police claimed that all the eight belonged to North Waziristan and Bannu.

The arrested men were identified as Abdullah, Mohammad Tahir, Abdullah, Zakirullah and Irfan, residents of Bannu, and Zar Mohammad, Saifullah and Sharifullah, residents of Mir Ali, North Waziristan.

Meanwhile, two young members of an internally displaced family of North Waziristan were killed when their motorcycle fell into a ditch near Surdaag here on Thursday. They were identified as Atiqullah and Aamir Sohail, both residents of Miramshah.

Published in Dawn, October 10th, 2014