Sessions judge kidnapped by armed men near Tank-DI Khan border: police

Police say abductors left Shakirullah Marwat's car and driver on the spot while whisking away sessions judge

Saeedullah Marwat
Sessions judge Shakirullah Marwat. — by author
Sessions judge Shakirullah Marwat. — by author
  • Incident takes place near border area of Tank and DI Khan. 
  • Judge abducted on his way back to DI Khan. 
  • KP CM takes notice, orders measures for safe recovery of Marwat.

District and Sessions Judge Shakirullah Marwat posted in South Waziristan was kidnapped by armed men near border area of Tank and Dera Ismail Khan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, police said on Saturday. 

DI Khan Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammad Adnan confirmed the incident, which took place in a village named Bagwal in the border area between Tank and DI Khan when the sessions judge was on his way back to DI Khan, returning from duty. 

He said that the abductors left the judge's car and driver on the spot. 

Police said that no one has claimed the responsibility of the judge's abduction. 

Reacting to the unfortunate incident, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Central Information Secretary Faisal Karim Kundi expressed concern and grief over the matter. 

He called on KP Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur to explain the reason of his "non-seriousness" in the establishment of peace in the province. 

"[The] CM should tell why isn't he serious about establishment of peace and why are terrorists are on the loose," he asked. 

Kundi said that the reports of the judge's abduction has given rise to sense of insecurity among the masses. He then prayed for the safe recovery of the judge. 

Taking notice of the matter, KP CM Gandapur issued directives for safe recovery of the abducted judge. He said that emergency measures should be taken for Marwat's recovery and all available resources should be utilised for the task. 

Gandapur condemned the incident, saying that elements involved in the kidnapping cannot escape justice.