LAHORE: A police team raided the residence of former Intelligence Bureau (IB) director general in Gulberg on Sunday, arrested him but released him shortly, police sources said on Monday.

Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khan Baig has ordered an inquiry to probe into the incident. In his application submitted to the Punjab IGP, Col (reted) Iqbal Khan Niazi said that he was present outside his house (I-H-99), PAF Falcon Complex Gulberg-III Lahore when a police team appeared there and arrested him.

According to the ex-IB chief, he along with his wife and children was standing at the main entrance to see of guests following the Rasm-e-Qul of his brother-in-law when the policemen took him into custody. The policemen called me absconder and almost handcuffed me when my family members intervened, the ex-IB chief stated in his application, adding, he was released when she he showed his service card to the cops.

Iqbal Khan Niazi also said that the illegal operation carried out by Faisal Town caused his disrespect. Punjab IGP Khan Baig has directed the Model Town SP to take necessary legal action and submit his report to the central police office at the earliest. .–Our Staff Reporter