Children found chained up in Pakistani MP's basement

Seven people including three children were found in the dungeon of Abdul Rehman Khetran

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Abdul Rehman Khetran, a prominent Pakistani politician, was arrested after seven people were reportedly found chained up in a dungeon at his home, The Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

Officers raided the home of the politician after his bodyguards attacked police at a checkpoint on Sunday and stole their weapons.

According to the Pakistan Observer, three children and four adults were among those locked in Kehtran's home.

After police freed the victims, Khetran, his son and six personal guards were promptly arrested, according to Barkhan district police chief Abdul Ghafoor Marri.

Marri added that the victims had been mistreated.

The MP claimed the arrests were politically motivated and it had been illegal for the police to enter his home.

His wife, also a politician, is an MP for the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, a religiously conservative bloc.

Police seized a truck filled with ammunition and weapons at Khetran's house during the arrest.

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