By Caroline Davies & George Wright
BBC Recordsdata in Jhelum and London
Sara Sharif’s grandfather has told the BBC that 5 children who travelled from the UK to Pakistan with Sara’s father were taken by police.
Neighbours talked about that dozens of officers raided the grandfather’s house, the set the children had been hiding, on Monday.
Ten-One year-frail Sara used to be chanced on uninteresting at her household dwelling in Woking on 10 August – a day after her father and his partner fled the UK.
Put up-mortem assessments chanced on Sara sustained “more than one and intensive accidents”.
Sara’s father Urfan Sharif and stepmother, Beinash Batool, left the UK with 5 children susceptible between one and 13.
Muhammad Sharif, Sara’s grandfather, told the BBC that he had been hiding the children in his dwelling in the north-japanese city of Jhelum since their arrival on 10 August.
“Since they got here from the UK, I did now not let them breeze,” Mr Sharif told the BBC.
“I told Urfan and Beinash that they’ll breeze wherever they’re trying to, but I will no longer let the children breeze with you. Except right this moment, no one had asked me about the children.
“They saved asking me about Urfan, Faisal and Beinash, no one asked me about the children.”
Mr Sharif had beforehand many cases denied being in touch along with his son or intelligent the set the household used to be.
The BBC moreover spoke to sisters of Urfan Sharif, who talked about the children had been very upset.
“The children had been crying, the police had been dragging them away,” Farzana Malik talked about. “They had been crying a lot and asserting, ‘we develop no longer are trying to breeze, we develop no longer are trying to breeze.'”
Eyewitnesses told the BBC that police officers raided the property correct before 16:30 native time (11:30 GMT). Officers stopped web site visitors and averted anybody from filming on their telephones, neighbours talked about.
Mr Sharif accused the police of breaking CCTV cameras and the gates of his dwelling.
Police like confirmed that they’ve the children, but Sara’s father, Urfan Sharif, stepmother, Beinash Batool, and uncle, Faisal Malik, had been no longer with the children.
In a assertion on Monday, Surrey Police talked about they had been aware the children had been chanced on by Pakistani officers.
They talked about they had been working with Surrey County Council and global partners – “including Interpol, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Building Office and the National Crime Company to search out out the subsequent steps”.
They added that “the welfare of those 5 children is silent a priority for us”.
On Friday, Muhammad Sharif told the BBC that he had sent a message to his son, telling him to renounce to police.
Muhammad Sharif and his household like accused the police of harassing them, illegally detaining some family members and raiding their homes. He has moreover accused the police of increasing misleading circumstances in opposition to them to add extra tension.
The police like denied this.
In video images final week, Sara’s stepmother spoke publicly for the first time since the woman used to be chanced on uninteresting. Sara’s father used to be moreover in the video, but did no longer notify, while Ms Batool read from a notebook.
Ms Batool described Sara’s loss of life as “an incident” and talked about she and Urfan Sharif had been intelligent to co-operate with UK authorities.
She talked about that the motive the household are in hiding is because they apprehension that the Pakistani police will torture and shatter them. The Jhelum police chief told the BBC the allegations of harassment and torture of family members are pretend.
Sara’s physique used to be chanced on after her father made an emergency call from Pakistan, rapidly after touchdown in Islamabad.