Seven rescued from Pakistan lawmaker's 'private jail'
Posted on: 07:04 PM IST Jan 13, 2014
Seven people, including two women, were rescued during a raid on a "private jail" of a Pakistani provincial lawmaker, a media report said.
The raid was conducted by police and Anti-Terrorist Force (ATF) on the private jail of former provincial education minister and member of Balochistan assembly Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran on Sunday, according to a local newspaper.
Six people were also picked up by the authorities. Police have recovered arms and ammunition from their possession, the report added.
Earlier on Sunday, Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran surrendered before the police after a case of kidnapping was registered against him in Barkhan district.
Police had registered cases against Khetran, his son and eight others for kidnapping three policemen and snatching their weapons.
Sardar Khetran is a member of the Balochistan assembly and belongs to Jamiat Ulema Islam (F).
According to police, the lawmaker had subjected the police personnel to torture after kidnapping them and snatching their weapons.
"We will not spare anyone targeting the police," the report quoted a police officer as saying.
However, Sardar Khetran said he was being targeted.
"I am in the opposition therefore I am being targeted," he said.