Rawalpindi: Six car lifters arrested
RAWALPINDI: City Police Officer (CPO) Saud Aziz told a press conference on Saturday that Waris Khan police have arrested six alleged car lifters and recovered three stolen cars and other goods worth Rs 50,000 from them.
He said a police team was formed to reduce car thefts cases especially in Saddiqabad, New Town and Waris Khan under the supervision of Rawal Town Superintendent of Police (SP) Khurum Shahzad.
‘Car lifters caught within a week’ He said the team had arrested the car lifters within a week. He said car theft cases had been reduced following the arrest of the gang. He said the alleged car lifters had been identified as Waheed Sadiq, Sajid Mehmood, Zahid Gul, Muhammad Ramzan, Shahid Mehmood and Khalid Naeem. He said the six had confessed to stealing 38 cars from Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
He said the gangsters were expert in unlocking vehicles of Suzuki company, adding the company’s locking system was less efficient. He said the police had also seized different kind of tools to unlock the vehicles from the gangsters.
He said the gangsters had been released on bail in the past and that they used to shift the stolen cars from Punjab to NWFP, Abbotabad, Kashmir, FATA and Swat, where a car was sold only for Rs 40,000-50,000.
He said Sadiq, the ringleader, wore fake police uniform. He said the gang tempered registration numbers of stolen vehicles.
Separately, he said intelligence reports had clearly mentioned that law enforcement agencies, politicians, bureaucrats, foreigners and other dignitaries were on the hit-lists of suicide bombers. He said the police would never step back from its duties and security had been tightened for sensitive places.
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