islamabad - Nawab Leghari, former adviser in the Sindh government, returned home after remaining missing for weeks, said sources in the local police.

According to the Islamabad police, relatives of Leghari have confirmed his return and said Leghari’s health has suffered during his disappearance. According to police, unidentified men left Leghari in a car near Soan, in the suburbs of the capital. A case for his recovery was underway at Islamabad High Court.

Leghari was whisked away by unidentified men in Islamabad on April 4, 2017. He was taken away from his home after his identity was confirmed by his national identity card. According to the family, Leghari was picked up by a group of people during the early hours of April 4. Police had registered a kidnapping case against unidentified persons after a complaint was lodged by the victim’s brother, Ramzan Leghari. According to Ramzan Leghari, a group of men had come to the victim’s house in Soan Garden and introduced themselves as officials of various law enforcement agencies. He said some of them were wearing uniforms of Punjab police. Later, in June, Islamabad High Court (IHC) had summoned secretaries interior and defence in-person in Nawab Ali Laghari’s kidnapping case.

Meanwhile, Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Islamabad police has arrested seven thieves of an organised gang and recovered two bikes, one van, weapons and other valuables from their possession, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

The gang members have been identified as Umer Majeed, Zubair, Afzaal, Jawad, Khurram, Habib and Adnan. Police team recovered two bikes, one vehicle, weapons and nine UPS batteries from them. Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is underway.

Furthermore, Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of Islamabad police has arrested two car lifters who initially confessed having taken away two cars from area of Sabzi Mandi police station.

They have been identified as Shaukat and Gul Roz Khan. According to the police, efforts are underway to arrest their other accomplices and recover stolen cars.