Meera claims ownership of car impounded by police
20 March, 2012
ISLAMABAD: The film actress Meera has allegedly claimed ownership of a car that was impounded by Secretariat police Monday.
Police sources claim the vehicle was being driven around the city without proper legal documentation before it was seized. According to official reports, the car - a Toyota Corolla with registration plate AVU-409-Karachi - entered the federal capital's Red Zone Saturday evening following the tightening of security for President Asif Ali Zardari's address to the joint session of Parliament.
Police officials intercepted the car and asked the driver to provide the vehicle's documents. The driver, who identified himself as Mohammad Liaquat, failed to produce the car's registration book or any other documents to confirm the vehicle's ownership. Police officials thus impounded the car under Section-550 of the CrPC, sources reveal.
Police reports state that following the incident, Pakistani film star Meera contacted a police officer of the Secretariat Police Station and tried to convince him in English to return her car. However, when the officer refused to clear her car without first being shown proof of ownership, she dramatically arrived at the police station at 2am with some unknown persons and declared, "I am a state guest and police cannot impound my car."
According to police statements, Meera remained at the station for approximately an hour. Furthermore, police officers lamented it was extremely difficult for them to follow what she was saying, as she insisted on conversing in English with a group of police personnel who could barely understand her.
Three days later, Meera has still failed to contact the police team to prove her ownership. Police sources say the car she claims to be hers may well be stolen, or at the very least illegally tampered with. Sources reveal that the car is due to be sent for laboratory testing today (Tuesday).