CHINIOT - Arm persons kidnapped the Chiniot Assistant Commissioner and thrashed him with rifles. According to detail, Chiniot Assistant Commissioner Zahid Sohail was on a visit to wheat procurement centre in Chak-11, situated on Lahore Road on the direction of District Coordination Officer to investigate the public complaints into the misuse of gunny bags. During the course of examination of record of the procurement centre, former Nazim Syed Asghar Ali Shah, resident of Dolu Wala was found to have misused gunny bags. At which the police arrested him on the orders of the AC. However, when Assistant Commissioner was returning from procurement centre Sadhuwan Wala Chak-11, Haseeb Abbas, brother of Asghar Shah along with his accomplices kidnapped the AC and thrashed him with rifles. They took the AC to his Dera and asked him to direct the police to release his brother Asghar Shah immediately. The AC ordered the Police Chowki In-charge to release Asghar Shah under duress. When he reached his Dera in Dolu Wala, Haseeb Abbas and his companion released the kidnapped AC Zahid Sohail. The Assistant Commissioner reached the DCO office and informed him about the whole episode. Later, Commissioner Faisalabad Division Tahir Hussain and RPO Aftab Cheema rushed to Chiniot to check the situation and attend a meeting. It is learnt that local political circles have been trying to woo the AC for a settlement but he is adamant and pressing for the registration of case. Later, the Chiniot Saddar Police registered a case against Asghar Shah, Haseeb Abbas and five unknown persons under Sections 395/365, 353/186, 511/506, 37F1 and 3737H2.Meanwhile, the police registered another case against Asghar and Haseeb for torturing the local staff of a private channel when they went to their Dera to cover the incident of the AC kidnapping.