ISLAMABAD: A senior police officer of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has gone missing mysteriously from Islamabad, media reports, quoting family members, said.

Relatives told Ramna police that Superintendent of police (SP) Tahir Khan, who was deployed in the Peshawar rural zone, had left home in the capital for a walk on Friday evening but did not return home.

They expressed fears that he might have been abducted, as his mobile phone was also powered off. The Islamabad police also confirmed it.

Senior Superintendent Police (operations) Islamabad Mohammad Amin Bukhari said that police teams have been constituted to look for SP Khan.

The head of Peshawar city police said the missing SP was on a short leave and had travelled Islamabad in connection with personal matters.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Peshawar Qazi Jamilur Rehman confirmed that the police were unable to contact SP Khan as his number was switched off. He said that it would be premature to jump to any conclusion.