Lahore SSP goes missing

By: Anees-ur-Rehman      Published: 09:43 PM, 12 Feb, 2020
Lahore SSP goes missing
–File photo of SSP Mufakhar Adeel

An officer of Punjab police went missing from the Johar Town area of Lahore, police said on Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mufakhar Adeel, who was deployed in Lahore, had left his residence in Johar Town on Tuesday but did not return home, police said.

Adeel's family members approached the police for his recovery. His mobile phone is currently powered off, police said.

The Lahore DIG Operations said that the police would make sure safe recovery of the SSP.

According to police, Advocate Shahbaz Tatla, a friend of SSP Mufakhar Adeel, went missing from Lahore on February 7. His brother lodged a case with Naseerabad police on February 10. Tatla’s brother and SSP Mufakhar Adeel appeared before the investigation police officials and briefed them about the case.

Later, it was learnt on Wednesday that SSP Mufakhar Adeel also went missing, which triggered panic in police. Police said that both Tatla and SSP Mufakhar Adeel’s last location found in Faisal Town, Lahore. Police also obtained CCTV footage for further investigation. Police officials said that police was using modern technology to trace out Adeel and Tatla. They belonged to Narowal district.

Talking to 24News, PML-N MPA from Narowal Rana Mannan Khan said that he had dropped Tatla at Kalma Chowk after meeting former federal minister Ahsan Iqbal in Islamabad. After that, he said, he did not know about his whereabouts.

The story is based on Ali Sahi’s report.