Shahbaz Taseer`s kidnapping: 12 in custody in Pak

The suspects include the people who recently had met Taseer`s assassin Mumtaz Qadri.

Lahore: At least 12 suspects have been taken
into custody in Pakistan in connection with the abduction of
27-year-old son of slain Punjab governor Salman Taseer.

The suspects include the people who recently had met
Taseer`s assassin Mumtaz Qadri in Adiala Jail Rawalpindi.

The others have been picked up from Defense Housing
Authority (DHA), Gulberg and adjoining areas in Lahore.

Taseer was kidnapped by four armed men near his company
head-office in Gulberg area on last Friday.

A senior police official who is part of the investigation
said today that the police had taken some of visitors of
Qadri who recently had met him in the jail and others picked
after getting the record of the cell phone data of Shahbaz

The officeal said, "We have also quizzed Qadri.

Some progress has been made in the case but it can not be
disclosed at this stage because of the sensitivity of the

Lahore Police chief Ahmad Raza Tahir however said the
case was "still unresolved" as seven police teams had been
working on different leads related to "domestic and business
affairs of Shahbaz and his father`s assassination".

"Apparently it appears the kidnappers are present in
the city as there are no reports that any suspected vehicle
has managed to leave the city," he said.

Tahir further said search operations were being conducted
in all parts of the city and the police were also getting help
from the cell phones records of Shahbaz and the people who got
acquaintance with him.

"Taseer family has yet to be contacted by the
kidnappers," he responded to a question.


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