ISLAMABAD – Islamabad police on Thursday claimed to have traced three blind murder cases and arrested the assassins, besides recovering valuables and electronic equipment looted from Islamabad Toll Plaza and other areas during the demonstrations in the city.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, SP (Industrial Area) Ishaq Warraich said that Sabzi Mandi police have successfully traced murders committed in its area during last month and booked the culprits. Following the directions from IGP Islamabad Bani Amin Khan and SSP Yaseen Farooq, he said that special teams under supervision of ASP Dr Khalid Ahmed including SHO Asjad Mehmud and others were constituted to resolve the murder cases.

Giving the details, the SP Ishaq Warraich said that two dead bodies were found from slum area in sector I-10/1 which were later identified as Muhammad Iqbal and Faheema Bibi. Police teams used all available resources and arrested the killers who assassinated them over family dispute. The nabbed killers have been identified as Sarwar Khan and Muhammad Arif residents of Swabi.

Likewise, another police team of Sabzi Mandi police station resolved the murder case of Hafiz Zahid Rasheed, Muazzin of `Jami Masjid Syed Awais Qarni’ who was stabbed to death by two persons as he caught them red handed while taking away the batteries of mobile tower adjacent to the Masjid. The killers have been identified Faisal Iqbal s/o Muhamamd Iqbal resident of sector G-11/2 and Shehzad Masih alias Bila resident of sector G-7/1.

The SP said that Sabzi Mandi police team also arrested the culprit who opened indiscriminate firing on the passenger bus on August 31 resulting the death of passenger Raja Khalid Hameed and injuries to others including bus crew. He said that nabbed person has been identified as Sarfaraz Mushtaq resident of Pind Dadan Khan while efforts are underway to arrest his other accomplices.

Meanwhile, he said that Sabzi Mandi police has arrested a total of 68 persons after thorough investigation who tried to damage the police station, public property and looted the electronic items including computer and lap top from Islamabad Toll plaza.

The SP Ishaq Warraich announced cash prizes for the police team and said that names of policemen in these teams will be forwarded to IGP and SSP for commendation certificates and special award.