SHEIKHUPURA-The police booked five persons for blackmailing a local trader into paying money here the other day.

According to the Factory Area Police, the accused including Arshad, Nazir, Hanif and Abid used to blackmail a local trader Ejaz into paying Rs27 million. They also threatened him to abduct his boy if he fails to pay the money.

On information, the Factory Area Police planned a strategy to arrest the accused when they would come to receive the money. According to the plan, the accused were called to a petrol pump where they were trapped. The police said that the accused used to extort money from the trader. The police registered a case against the accused and started investigation.


In the meanwhile, the district police booked 180 power pilferers on complaint of the Lesco. Cases were registered with the Bhiki, Ferozewala, Factory Area and Sharqpur police stations.