SIALKOT

Four unidentified armed car riders looted gold - weighing four kg (worth Rs15 million) - from two Sargodha-based goldsmith brothers. The incident took place near Motra on main Sialkot-Daska Road late the other night.

The two Sargodha-based leading goldsmiths - Sabir Hussain and Jamil Hussain - were on the way to Sargodha after buying 4.6 kg gold from gold market Sialkot. When, they reached Motra on main Sialkot-Daska Road, four dacoits in a car, stopped intercepted their car. The culprits took them hostage at gunpoint and snatched the gold. The looted gold is said to be worth Rs15 million.

The Motra Police have registered a case, with no arrest or clue, in this regard.

Meanwhile, two persons including a local trader Mureed Hussain were shot at and injured during a dacoity at his shop in Daska city's congested Chungi No-8 locality the other day. Dacoits forced their entry into the shop, made hostage people present there and started looting. As the trader resisted, the accused fired gunshots, injuring the trader critically. A passerby identified as Mehmood was also injured during the incident. Following the incident, local traders staged a protest by blocking Sialkot-Daska Road for an hour, demanding immediate arrest of the accused.

Two weeks ago, some unknown accused took away Rs13 million in cash and gold ornaments (worth of Rs2.5 million) from the house of Daska-based leading rice trader Muhammad Nadeem Karim.

The clueless Daska City police are investigating with no arrest.