QUETTA - A Quetta anti-terrorism court (ATC) Monday sent the three CID police officers and another accused apprehended over kidnapping for ransom on a seven-day physical remand.

But the accused CID officers say that they have been trapped for moving against the intelligence officers in missing persons’ case, which the Supreme Court had tasked them on.

CID officers SP Tariq Manzoor, DSP Qutab Khan, DSP Bilal Ahmed and another accused Hussain were arrested in a Saturday raid by Frontier Corps (FC). The FC also claimed of recovering a kidnapped, Abdul Qadoos, along with the ransom money from the CID office.

The four accused were produced before ATC Quetta-I on Monday and judge Muhammad Ismail remanded them into police custody for seven days for investigation.

Earlier, SP Tariq Manzoor told the media that more than 100 cases of missing persons had been handed over to CID police by the court.

“During investigation, arrest warrants of four intelligence officers were issued by the CID in connection with 18 missing persons. And, now we (CID officials) are being punished for it,” he said.

The suspended SP said that the challan of these cases were to be produced before Supreme Court on Jan 28, but through a conspiracy “we were implicated in a fabricated case”.

He said that FC personnel who raided on Saturday night at CID’s office in Quetta, also took all records along with them.

“We were kept in habeas corpus in Ghazaband FC’s camp for three days, upon which we have given application which has not been approved so far,” he said, adding that they would face all charges against them in the court.

Tariq Manzoor said that Rs0.3 million were mentioned in the FIR against them but FC was claiming recovery of Rs2.5 million from their possession, adding that the person Abdul Qadoos about whom it was claimed that he was recovered from CID’s office was involved in narcotics smuggling and cases had been registered against him in different police station.