RAWALPINDI – The city police claimed to have arrested 12 vehicle lifters and recovered 6 stolen cars and Suzuki carry vans and 15 motorcycles from their possession.
Similarly, the police also conducted raids on brothel houses and drug dens and apprehended 23 culprits besides confiscating 120-kg of Charas, 30 bottles of liquor and 110-liter home-produced alcohol from their possession, informed police on Monday. Against all the detainees, separate cases have also been registered while police were interrogating them.
According to details, City Police Officer (CPO) Azhar Hameed Khokher, taking notice of increasing incidents of car lifting in Taxila, constituted a special team under the supervision of DSP Raja Taifoor to track down the car jackers.
The special team led by Station House Officer (SHO) Police Station (PS) Saddar Wah Cannt Muhammad Khan, after hectic efforts, busted an intra-district gang of vehicle lifting along with its ring leader and recovered 3 Mehran cars and 3 Suzuki carry vehicles had been stolen from different parts of Police Station (PS) Saddar Wah Cannt from them.
The car-jackers ascertained as Liaquat Ali (the ring leader), Rehmat Ullah, Shahid, Israr Khan, Niaz Ali, Maqsood, Tahir Alam and Muhammad Shafique. Cases have been registered against the auto-theft gang and started investigation.
Meanwhile, a police team during an action nabbed 4 motorcycle lifters and recovered 15 stolen motorcycles from their possession.
The motorcycle lifters included Muhammad Rafaqat, Babar Rasheed, Muhammad Arslan and Zaheer Abbas, against whom police launched investigation after filing cases in PS Saddar Wah Cannt.
In another action, police conducted raids on brothel houses and drug dens and took some 23 accused into custody. Police recovered 120 kg of Charas, 30 bottles of liquor and 110 liters of home-produced alcohol.
The police spokesman informed that the cases have been registered against the drug peddlers and those found involved in immoral activities and launched investigation.
On the other hand, two unknown dacoits looted Rs 140,000 from a poultry dealer at Green Belt in Rawat on GT Road. However, the police did not register case and misbehaved with the victim over lodging a complaint.
According to Atta Ullah, the victim poultry trader, he was going back to home town Gujrat in his vehicle bearing registration FDS 9935 after supplying chicken in Rawalpindi when two dacoits embarking in a car installing official revolving light stopped him near Rawat and alleged of supplying arms and ammunition.
He told that upon refusal, the two looters conducted his body search and snatched Rs 140, 000 and run away.
He informed that he went to the Police Station (PS) Rawat for lodging a complaint, which was not registered and the officials sent him Police Post Sihala to get justice. He said that the officials of Police Post Sihala received application from him and pushed him out of the post. He lamented that Rawalpindi and Islamabad police were yet determining their limits and were not listening him.
Atta Ullah has urged Interior Minister Rehman Malik to come forward to provide him with justice.