OKARA - A number of theft, robbery and dacoity incidents took place here, jeering at the district police performance.

The first theft incident took place in Qaim Din Street of Renala Khurd. Abdul Khaliq along with his family had gone to Multan. Meantime, thieves having broken in the house, fled away with gold ornaments of 33 tolas worth about Rs2 million and other valuables.

 The second such incident occurred in13 /1-AL. From the outhouse of one Haji Ghulam Farid, thieves stole electric wire worth Rs60,000. In Dolowal, the cattle of one Mohammad Mansha were driven away.

In Katchery Bazaar Okara, a jewellery shop was looted by three women. They fled away with gold ornaments worth Rs500,000. Kausar Perveen, Nasreen Bibi and Shazia visited Karamat Jewellers and allegedly stole the ornaments.

Three armed men plundered Rs19,000 from a sub Inspector. Mohammad Waqas riding his bike was going to 48/3R. When he reached near the village, robbers at gun point snatched Rs19,000 from him.

Similarly, gold-ornaments, cash and othera valuables including animals were stolen. In 21/GD area, shopkeeper Mohammad Aslam’s shop was broken in and looted.  Other such incident took place in Mauza Jatyana. Into the house of Irshad, the widow of Khadim Hussain, 10 armed men barged and looted gold-ornaments, valuables, cash and a buffalo. In Jatyana, the houses of Umer Hayat, thieves stole away animals and valuables worth Rs1.9 million.

SIX HELD: The police arrested six suspects in Hujra Shah Muqeem along with weapons while their two accomplices took to their heels. On a tip-off, the police conducted a raid in Baans More area and arrested the suspects including Safdar Ali, Amjad, Abdullah, Iftikhar and Asim. However, Yousaf alias Yousfi and Zuber alias Jabbari managed to escape. 

GAS OUTAGES: The domestic consumers across the district are facing problems due to prolonged and frequent loadsheddings of gas.  The loadshedding is being carried out for hours in the morning and evening times. The household women are unable to prepare meals for children and other family members.