HAFIZABAD - Local citizens have expressed their grave concern over the increasing dacoity, robbery, car and bike snatching incidents in the district.

The dacoits during the last one week have made off with cash, gold ornaments, one car and three bikes worth millions of rupees. According to police sources, dacoits at two places fled away with gold ornaments, cash and eight mobiles in the city. Four dacoits in broad day light stormed into the house of the Superintendent of the court of district and sessions judge Mirza Bashir on Bagh Road and held the residents at gunpoint and fled away with 20 tolas of gold ornaments, cash and other valuables worth Rs 2 million.

Last night five armed bandits stormed into the house of Samaira Sharif Advocate in Baqar Town Hafizabad and fled away with 8 tolas of gold ornaments, seven mobile phones and one bike worth Rs 800,000. Local lawyers boycotted the courts and protested expanding incidents of dacoities.

Man who shot at by dacoits dies: A youth, who was shot at for putting up resistance during a dacoity on Sukheke Road a few days ago, has succumbed to the fatal injuries in a Lahore’s hospital.

Six armed bandits had intruded into the house of Nasar in Kot Bela. The women and children present in the house started hue and cry.

Resultantly, the accused beat up Aisah and Rasoolan. Some Neighbours rushed to their rescue but the intruders took to their heels.

The police have registered a dacoity-cum-murder case against unidentified bandits. During the robberies, four persons including two women were thrashed by dacoits when they offered resistance at two different places. The bandits had snatched Rs 18,000 from them.

Two armed bandits intercepted motorcyclists but they accelerated the speed of their bike. Thereupon, the dacoits opened fire. As a result, a tyre of the bike burst. The bandits overpowered Abid and Aslam, beaten up them and snatched cash.

MMMP SECY INFO:  Muhammad Akram Chishti of Hafizabad has been nominated as secretary information of the Muttehida Majlis-e-Mushaikh Pakistan. Peer Muhayyud Din Mehboob, the chairman of the Supreme Council of MMMP issued a notification in this regard.