The search for a missing Punjab police officer took a new turn as the investigators found a close link between the suspected abduction of former assistant attorney general Shehbaz Tattla and SSP Mufakhar Adeel‘s disappearance.
Tattla and Adeel were allegedly close friends, and both belonged to Narowal.
Even though the Lahore police are unaware of SSP Adeel’s whereabouts who had gone missing two days back, a senior officer said there was a strong connection between the two events.
He said the initial investigation indicated that Tattla, who has been missing from his Gulberg office since February 7, may not be alive anymore.
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Reports said both men also used the same house where they were engaged in suspicious activities. They had disagreements that included a woman, the source added.
On Thursday, police raided a house in Faisal Town that both the missing men used, and found drugs there. The sources confirmed the police obtained CCTV footage from various locations including the home.
The evidence collected was submitted to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) for investigation.
Also, eye-witnesses and neighbors reported suspicious activities in the house over the last few days and complained about the smell coming from it.
Two days after he left his home in Johar Town the SSP has been missing and his mobile phone is turned off. His official police jeep was discovered in Johar Town near a shopping mall.
An FIR has been filed at Naseerabad Police Station for the alleged Tattla abduction.
His brother told police he had been missing since February 7 from his Gulberg office.
Different Punjab police branches, including the CIA, Crime Scene Unit and the PFSA, are gathering evidence relating to the incidents.
It also acquired phone call data records (CDRs) that pointed to a correlation between the two cases.
The police are evaluating the facts and carrying out the inquiries while keeping different angles in mind.