Police find ‘new evidence’ in missing SSP’s case

By: News Desk      Published: 10:17 PM, 14 Feb, 2020
Police find ‘new evidence’ in missing SSP’s case
Missing SSP Mufakhar Adeel.–File photo

Police claim to have found new evidence in the case of missing SSP Mufakhar Adeel and his friend, Shahbaz Tatla, a former assistant advocate general.

The two went missing in Lahore a few days ago. According to the police sources, police investigators took laptops of both Mufakhar and Shahbaz into custody and got them decoded. The sources said that information found in laptops of the SSP and his friend shows they were involved in online purchase of drugs and had contacts with party girls. Police also investigated some friends of Mufakhar and Shahbaz who confirmed they used to hold parties and take drugs at a Faisal Town house.

As many closed-circuit cameras of the Punjab Safe Cities Authority are not working, police are facing difficulties in finding a solid evidence in the case. Police have found no clue about the SSP’s exit from the city. Police have also recorded statements of the party girls who visited the Faisal Town residence of the accused before they went missing.

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

Mufakhar is currently serving as Punjab Constabulary Battalion Commander-I in Lahore. He has worked as Civil Lines Division SP in Lahore, SP (Security) at the Lahore High Court and deputy director at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

Police sources say both Mufakhar and Shahbaz were seen together before kidnapping of the latter. The police officer joined investigation into the kidnap of his lawyer friend and he himself went missing two days later.