QUETTA: A police officer and his driver, arrested for allegedly stealing a car, were remanded into police custody for two days on Saturday.

The remand request was accepted by a judicial magistrate after the police officer, Asif Malik, and his driver, Muhammad Hussian, were presented in the court.

Quetta’s Civil Lines police had arrested Mr Malik, who was serving as the Bijli Road police station SHO, along with his driver two days back after a car that was reported stolen was found parked in the station’s premises.

The car’s owner had registered an FIR with the Civil Lines police station about his missing car.

Initial investigation revealed that the car was allegedly parked by the SHO’s driver. The Civil Lines police, after arresting the police officer and his driver, produced them in the court of judicial magistrate Quetta and sought his remand for further interrogation.

Published in Dawn, June 16th, 2024

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