Rawalpindi - District and Sessions Judge Sohail Nasir has reportedly received a threat letter from an unidentified miscreant, sources disclosed to The Nation on Monday.

The senior judge has brought the matter into notice of area police, the sources added.

The police took a suspect into custody during a raid at Adiala Road but later handed him over to a security agency as he was associating with the armed forces, they said.

According to the sources, the unidentified person mailed a threatening letter to the judge. The letter was sent via post office on the address of the court of district and sessions judge and was received by the staffers.

Through the letter, the sources said, the judge was warned of dire consequences and threatened to be attacked in a way Additional and District Session Judge Tahir Khan Niazi was killed in Sadiqabad.  A mobile number was also mentioned in the letter.

The letter received by Judge has been sent to police for further investigation. The investigators have obtained Call Record Data (CDR) from IT experts and picked up the man from Adaila Road in the name of whom the SIM was registered, sources said.

It was revealed during investigation that the suspect held by the police belonged to armed forces and the police had handed him over to a security agency for further investigation, the sources said.

An intelligence officer told The Nation that the suspect was grilled thoroughly by the investigators but was later released after his involvement could not be established in the crime. He said that the sender of letter had intentionally written cell number of detainee in a bid to implicate him in a bogus case. He said that the letter was sent to writing experts to ascertain the real culprit.

Meanwhile, a senior police officer, who spoke with The Nation on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the judge had received a threatening letter.

He said that though the police had apprehended a suspect but could not grill him because he was serving personnel of the armed forces. He added that a security agency also interrogated the suspect and later released him as he was not proved guilty.

The City Police Officer Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi was not available for his comments.

Meanwhile, the police registered a case against a man who while impersonating a member of a banned outfit had threatened an employee of Central Ordnance Depot, Rawalpindi of kidnapping his wife and killing children, reliable sources confided to The Nation on Monday.

The case was registered on orders of City police Officer Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi with Police Station Mandra on complaint of Muhammad Ilyas, a staff member at the depot, they said. However, the investigators have not made arrests in the case so far, the sources added.

Ilyas told the police that he had got married with her cousin and had three kids. He said that some unidentified miscreants were involved in throwing letters outside his house and even in the village while using derogatory language against her wife. He added that the miscreants had also sent him letters asking for divorcing her wife or else they would kill her along with children.

Station House Officer Mandra Sardar Zulfiqar, when contacted confirmed the development. He said that the police had obtained the call record of the caller who had threatened the COD employee and was involved in blackmailing his wife. He said that efforts were being made to arrest the culprit.