UAE asks FIA to provide Abid Boxer’s case file: report


RAWALPINDI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to provide the details of criminal cases registered against the former inspector of Punjab police Abid Boxer, reported a local English daily.

Abid Boxer is a fugitive who has recently been arrested in Dubai through Interpol. The UAE reportedly wants the details in order to be able to hand him over to the Pakistani authorities.

Accused in several murder and land-grabbing cases, Abid is believed to have contacts with the underworld and was once considered a mastermind of fake police encounters.

Abid joined the police department as an assistant sub-inspector on sports basis and was promoted to the rank of the inspector as he staged a number of fake encounters and killed several people on the orders of his superiors.

He also enjoyed good connections in the political circles and the top police hierarchy.

After losing political support and that of the police, Abid fled the country. Developing enmity with a number of groups in the underworld, he went underground and was believed to be in Kenya till he was arrested from Dubai with his arrest warrant being issued through Interpol earlier.