KARACHI: The Deputy Shift Mangaer of PIA Irshad Ali Rind has alleged that police stormed his house and put him in detention because he had not stopped the flight for IG Sindh Mushtaq Shah, Geo News reported on Wednesday.

However, he was later released after Sindh Home Minister intervened.

Talking to Geo News the PIA official said IG Sindh along with his friends was due to take the flight PK-590 en route to Sukkur and Islamabad from Karachi on Saturday. But, they could not reach on time and missed the plane, he added.

He said 'the protocol' of IG Sindh started exerting pressure for holding the flight till his arrival to the airport. Irshad Ali Rind said he was not authorized to delay a flight for VIPs.

This infuriated the IG Sindh, who on the same day had his nephew ASI Mushtaq Ringh working for Hyderabad police suspended.

He said a big contingent of police between the night of Tuesday and Wednesday made a stop at their house and without any regard to the 'chadar and char diwari' harassed his the family members.

Later, the PIA officer said, he was taken into custody and kept at Boat Basin Police Station.

He was released on the intervention of Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan.

"Police said they acted on the orders of the high ups," he claimed.