Policeman steals PM’s secretariat official’s car
By Shahzad Malik
ISLAMABAD: An intelligence agency has arrested an official of the Capital Police on charges of carjacking a senior official of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat.
The accused has been kept and investigated at an unidentified place, sources told Daily Times. Amjad Ali, a constable recently deployed at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat on guard duty, on the day of the occurrence requested his immediate boss to allow him to go home early on account of illness. Upon being granted the leave, the accused allegedly took the car of a senior officer of the secretariat bearing an official registration number.
The police official stole the car at a time when Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz was present at the Prime Minister Secretariat, sources said. Principal secretary of the prime minister took serious action over this incident and called Talat Mahmood Tariq, the inspector general of police, and informed him about the theft of the car from one of the most protected spots of the country, sources added.
Intelligence agencies arrested the accused from the area of his residence, Dhok Kashmirian near Rawalpindi. The accused had allegedly pulled out the tape recorder and other valuable parts of the car. Intelligence agencies also interrogated Inspector Mirza Khan, an uncle of the accused, but later allowed the police inspector to go. Inam Ghani, head of the Diplomatic Protection Department, was unaware about this incident and said that he had been abroad on a special course.