KARACHI: The Zaman Town police of Korangi on Sunday claimed to have arrested a police officer allegedly involved in kidnapping and extortion, said officials.

“The police have arrested Sub-Inspector Aslam who was allegedly involved extracting protection money from medical stores and kidnapping people for ransom,” said a police officer.

He used to travel in a car with a ‘fake’ number plate and extracted money from people by “posing himself as an officer of police”.

DIG-East Amir Farooqi said that the held suspect was a suspended police officer.

The senior officer revealed that the suspended sub-inspector was involved in picking people while in police uniform and releasing them after extorting money from them.

He was absent from police headquarters where he was supposed to report his presence every morning till a decision of his departmental proceedings.

The DIG recalled that the held officer was suspended in a recent case of extorting money.

“He has been arrested now and FIRs registered against him related to kidnapping and demanding money/ ransom,” said DIG Farooqi.

Published in Dawn, November 18th, 2019