SIALKOT

Amidst failure of the police to control crime, gold ornaments, cash and valuables worth Rs3 million were looted in another dacoity at the house of an expatriate in Inam Colony, Daska the other day.

Haq Nawaz had recently returned from Saudi Arabia on a leave to celebrate Eidul Azha. Three armed men stormed into his house, held all the family members including women and children at gunpoint and looting the valuables including a bike.

Bandits looted Rs1.6 million cash, 20,000 Saudi Riyals, gold ornaments of 20 tola, cellphones and a motorcycle (STM-4904).

Meanwhile, a gang of six dacoits looted gold ornaments weighing 20 tolas, two rifles 4 bore and one pistol 9 MM at gunpoint from the house of Ajmal Khan in village Raajokey-Daska. They looted gold ornaments weighing 5 tolas from a neighbouring house of Sajjad Ahmed there. The perpetrators continued looting for one hour.

On the other hand, the clueless Daska police remained unable to trace the culprits involved in several major dacoits and theft incidents.

Four unknown car riders had looted 4.6 kg of gold worth Rs15 million at gunpoint from Sargodha-based two goldsmiths Zameerul Hassan and Sabir Hussain near Motra-Daska on main Daska-Sialkot Road on September 13, 2015. About a month has passed but the police still remain clueless and unable to trace the culprits.

Five unknown armed accused had looted Rs6 million at gunpoint from Model Town Gujranwala based money exchange dealer Mirza Amjad Baig's two employees Ehsan Arif and Arsalan Maseeh during a major road dacoity incident near Musalmaniyaan-Daska along main Daska-Gujranwala Road on August 19, 2015.

On Sep 2, 2015, some unknown persons stole Rs13 million in cash and gold ornaments worth Rs2.5 million from the house of Daska based leading rice trader Muhammad Nadeem Karim during a major theft incident occurred in Daska city's congested Masjid Haji Nawab Din locality here.

The victims have expressed grave concern over the poor performance of Daska police. They urged Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, police big wings to ensure early arrest of the culprits. When contacted, police officials said that special teams were investigating these cases and the perpetrators would be arrested soon.

AUDIT STARTS: Punjab government officials have started annual audit of the development funds provided for the Directorate (Colleges) and 109 boys and girls colleges in Gujranwala Division.

According to government officials, the auditing teams are scrutinising the record of development funds meant for the purchase and provision of the furniture, colleges' up-gradation, development schemes etc.