ISLAMABAD - Police arrested a fraudster on Sunday who had sold fake gold coins worth one million rupees to a trader Sher Khan, resident of I-10.

Police confirmed the arrest of fraudster and said police teams were following the other member of gang.

“Sher Khan lodged a report with Sabzi Mandi police station last month accusing a gang of depriving him of one million rupee by selling him fake gold coins. An FIR was lodged immediately and police started investigating the case.

Meanwhile, Islamabad police arrested 19 persons for their alleged involvement in crimes of heinous nature including blind murder, car theft and recovered gold ornaments, stolen vehicles and other valuables worth millions of rupees from their possession during last fortnight, a police spokesman said.

Another police team nabbed Shehzad Khan who shot dead a truck driver Nazeer Ullah on IJ Principal Road along with his accomplices and snatched cash from him. Efforts are under way to arrest his two other accomplices.

Two gangs of burglars were also busted and prize bonds worth Rs. 2.2 million, electronic equipments, jewellery were recovered from it.

The gang members were identified as Shaihd Mehmud, Farhad Ayub, Wakeel Khan, Qahar Kabeer, Shazia Kishwar and Rasheeda Bibi who confessed their involvement to commit 18 burglaries in various areas and police is hopeful for more recovery from them.

Three cars (Suzuki Khyber LXN-6484, Shehzore HA-154 and Suzuki Alto) were also recovered in various cases during last fortnight by Sabzi Mandi police while a car thief Islam Nabi was also arrested.