Suspects held in missing Chinese national case set free

Rawalpindi – The investigators set free as many as seven suspects held in connection with the case of a Chinese supervisor who mysteriously went missing from Karot Hydropower Power Project, Kahuta, sources disclosed to The Nation on Saturday.

The seven suspects had reportedly been taken into custody by police and personnel of intelligence agencies on December 20, the day the Chinese supervisor Liu Ping Zhei, associated with Chinese company Sino Hydropower Corporation, went missing from his duty point at 4 am, they said.

The sources added that the investigators grilled the seven suspects in detail but found nothing from them to lead the investigators to find any clue about whereabouts of Liu.

Meanwhile, Sub Inspector Tanveer Ashrad, who is posted at Police Station Kahuta and is probing the case of the missing Chinese national, visited Camp Number 3 in Karot Hydropower Project, Kahuta where the missing Chinese supervisor was staying.

The sources said that SI Tanveer Ashraf also visited the room of Chinese supervisor and conducted a search there. “The police officer during the search took ATM card, National Identity Card, driving license, SIM jacket and 3 other Chinese mobile phone SIMs being used by Liu into custody,” sources revealed. They said that the SI shifted the belongings of Liu to police station for further investigation.

On the other hand, Inspector General of Police Punjab Arif Nawaz Khan and Regional Police Officer Rawalpindi Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja ordered the police to enhance patrolling around the Karot Hydropower Project and set up more pickets besides keeping a vigil on suspicious elements.

Superintendent of Police Saddar Iftikhar ul Haq was asked to monitor police performance on the pickets by paying surprise visits there. Following orders of the senior officers, the SP paid surprise visits to the police pickets to check the police duty.

The sources added that the SP found security arrangements at Bewer Picket not satisfactory and snubbed the cops posted there. He ordered the cops to check all vehicles and pedestrians carefully and perform their duty with commitment and dedication.

It was also reported that CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi placed SI Manzoor under suspension on charges of absence from duty at a picket established around the hydropower project.

SP Saddar Circle Iftikhar ul Haq, however, when contacted, said that the police were still clueless about whereabouts of the missing Chinese national. He said that search for the missing person was underway by the police and other law enforcement agencies. He said that the country’s top intelligence agencies had been assisting the police to solve the high-profile case.

“We are groping in the dark so far and have found no clue about Liu,” said a senior police officer while talking to The Nation.


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