Two die as car bumps into bike

LAHORE: Two motorcyclists were killed when a rashly-driven car bumped into their two-wheeler near Wapda Town, police said on Friday. Waleed, 23, and his friend Ali Rizwan, 22, were returning home from their workplace when a speedy car smashed into their bike near the Wapda Town roundabout. Both the friends sustained multiple injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they expired later on. The driver escaped away from the crime scene in his car. Police sources said that residents of Pakpattan district, Waleed and Rizwan, had been working as salesmen at a departmental store located in Wapda Town. They handed over the bodies to the families after fulfilling legal formalities. A case has also been registered against the driver and search for his car is on.

EXPIRED: A 40-year-old man succumbed to head injuries at a hospital, only a few days after he was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Father of three, Nadeem Bashir, was rushed to Lahore General Hospital in critical condition the other day. Police said that the deceased’s friend Saleem Masih had hit him in the head with an iron rod during their scuffle over some issue. The body has been moved to the morgue for autopsy.  However, police have arrested Saleem Masih after registering a murder case against him on the complaint of Younis Bashir, brother of the deceased.–Staff Reporter

CIA jumps in premier’s theft case

LAHORE: Days after unknown thieves took away two electric transformers installed at the fish farm of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Raiwind, the case has been handed over to the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of the Lahore police.

Interestingly, CIA police, also known as anti-organised crime unit, are supposed to investigate the cases of heinous crime like kidnapping for ransom, multiple killings, and major house robberies. However, this time an ordinary theft case has been handed over to the agency, simply because the theft took place at the fish farm of no other than Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Requesting anonymity, a police officer says that the CIA police have launched the probe to unearth the thieves. “But no arrest has been made yet,” he added. –Staff Reporter

Earlier, Sundar police were investigating the matter after registering a theft case against unknown thieves. According to police sources, two transformers installed at the premier’s fish farm and at the flourmill of his son-in-law, Capt (r) Safdar, were stolen by unidentified thieves on January 29.

Four bookmakers booked

LAHORE: Lahore police raided a gambling den on Friday in Sanda police precincts and arrested four persons for betting on world cup cricket matches, a police spokesperson said.

The police also recovered Rs70,000 and seized mobile phones, registers, and other electronic tools from their possession. Those arrested were identified as Omar, Naseeb, Bilal, and Haneef.

Police have registered a case against them and are investigating. On the orders of Lahore DIG (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf, a major crackdown is underway in the city against the bookmakers involved in betting on cricket matches, the spokesperson added.–Staff Reporter