American kidnap case: Pak police to issue sketches

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 21:06

Lahore: Pakistani police on Tuesday said they
would issue sketches of suspects involved in the kidnapping of
a US aid expert here even as officials considered the
possibility of conducting a joint probe with the FBI.

"We are going to issue sketches of one or two of the
kidnappers that may help us get a clue about them," Deputy
Inspector General (Investigation) Ali Amir Malik told a news
conference.

American aid expert Warren Weinstein was kidnapped at
gunpoint from his residence here on August 13.

Malik acknowledged that there had been no breakthrough so
far in the case.

He said it would be premature to say that Weinstein was
kidnapped by a terrorist group.

Three security guards and the driver of the kidnapped man
would remain in police custody for investigation, Malik said.

"Since Weinstein was not a high-profile person we are
looking at other aspects of the case as well," he said without
giving details.

Sketches were being prepared of one or two of the
kidnappers as most of the suspects involved in the incident
were reportedly wearing masks.

The driver, Muhammad Israr, reportedly knew the code of
the special lock on the door of Weinstein`s bedroom, police
officials said.

A source told PTI that the guards and the driver could
have been directly or indirectly involved in the abduction.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 21:06

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