ISLAMABAD - Four unknown armed persons took a family hostage in their house at gunpoint in Rawat yesterday and snatched gold ornaments worth Rs1.1 million.

According to details, the unknown armed persons forced their entry into the house of one Tariq Masood in Rawat and took family hostage at gunpoint. The dacoits searched the house and found gold ornaments weighing 22 tolas and made their escape good. Sihala police have registered a case against the dacoits under section 392 of the PPC and yet to arrest the suspects.

In another incident, two motorcyclists snatched purse of a woman identified as wife of Shoaib Alam when she was on a walk at Sector I-8/4 yesterday and fled away.

The culprits deprived the lady of mobile phone, cash and some important document worth Rs2000. Industrial Area police have booked the culprits under section 392 of the PPC and yet to trace them. Furthermore, Islamabad police will establish a complaint cell to seek suggestions from people for improving police performance and make Rescue-15 more efficient in responding to public complaints. It was stated by SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani while speaking with members of Citizens Committee at Rescue-15 office. The SSP said that Rescue-15 is promoting friendly policing through participation in public welfare activities.

 He said that citizen committees should play their role to enhance the image of police and reduce gap between community and police. 

The SSP said that software will be launched soon to ensure quick response from police in case of any incident. Through this software, the officials can be intimated through SMS about any incident and rescue efforts being carried out there. 

The members of the committee appreciated the efforts of Islamabad police towards maintaining peace in the city and hoped that such efforts will prove helpful in gaining public confidence. 

The SSP said that suggestions of the members’ citizen committee would be reviewed in the next meeting as how to make Rescue-15 more efficient and responsive.