Rawalpindi - Police thwarted an armed attempt to occupy a medicine factory and arrested nine people, including two fake personnel of Frontier Constabulary (FC), who came from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for committing the crime, sources informed yesterday.

Police also recovered two FC uniforms, two vehicles, 3 Kalashnikovs and 2 pistols with bullets from the grabbers, they said.

Police also registered cases against the detainees under sections 452/506ii/170/171/448 of PPC and The Punjab Arms (amendment) Act 2015 (xv of 2015).

According to sources, some nine people two of them were wearing FC uniform arrived on two vehicles from Peshawar and stormed into a medicine factory Uni Marc at Rawat Industrial Zone to occupy the factory on gunpoint. However, police rushed to the scene on call of factory owner and arrested all the culprits.

SHO Police Station (PS) Rawat Javed told The Nation there was an agreement signed between the factory owner and a Peshawar-based distributor in 2003 which got expired in 2009. He said the factory owner refused to renew the contract on which the distributor hired the paid grabbers and attacked the factory to occupy it. He said the two grabbers were wearing FC uniforms and were holding Kalashnikovs who were held by police. Two separate cases were registered against the accused while a court of law sent them to judicial remand to Adiala Jail.