UPPER DIR (APP) - District Coordination Officer Upper Dir Atifur Rehman, his guard and two other persons have been kidnapped by unidentified persons while they were on their way to Upper Dir after attending a high-level meeting Tuesday night. Confirming the report, DPO Upper Dir Ejaz Ahmed told APP that hectic efforts were on to recover the abducted persons and added that no group or individual had so far claimed the responsibility. Since DCO Atifur Rehman has not reached his residence, it is presumed that he has been kidnapped, he added. Atifur Reman was attending a high-level meeting of seven DCOs of Malakand Division at Chakdara to review law and order situation. The meeting was presided over by Commissioner Malakand Division Syed Muhammad Javed. Sources told that DCO Upper Dir Atifur Rehman along with his bodyguard and three other persons left for his residence in Upper Dir after conclusion of the meeting in the evening but he never reached home till late night. Sources also told that it was confirmed late night that DCO Atifur Rehman,Driver Wazir M, Raham Zarin and guard Syed Rehman have been kidnapped along with their vehicle by unidentified persons. Commissioner Malakand Division Syed M Javed when contacted he told that no contacts have so far been established with the abducted persons. It was reported that DRO Fazal Karim has reached Maidan in bid to contact the kidnapers. It is also said that they may have been kidnapped somewhere between Maidan and Manjai areas.