SWABI – A senior clerk of Tarbela Dam Power House has been deprived of prize bonds worth Rs 6,50,000 on gunpoint.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, Fazal Mehmood said he belonged to Kundi, a region of tehsil Ghazi, adding that the incident occurred a few weeks back. “I have sold my house. I went to State Bank, Rawalpindi, to buy prize bonds of Rs 6,50,000. I bought a total of 26 bonds each worth Rs 25,000. When I came out of the bank, a man, later identified by me as Qaisar Abbas, son of Muhammad Anwar, resident of Nai Abadi, Chek Jalal Din, Girja Road, Rawalpindi, chased me. He was later joined by four other members of the gang,” he said. He added that that threatened to kill him, pointing pistols to his head. He said he had no option because if he resisted they would have killed him.

He said the gang was well aware of the entire story of the prize bonds, adding that they snatched the prize bonds from him on gunpoint and disappeared. He said he immediately went to the nearby Tariq Abad Lal Curthi Police Post and registered an FIR. “However, I was dodged by police. In fact, they remained in connivance with the gang and they did not want to arrest Mr Abbas and members of his gang,” he alleged. “The gang has not only deprived me of money but also violated the rules by disguising in the police uniform,” he said. He appealed to Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif and Inspector General of Police of the province to help him.