Karachi: 3 car boosters nailed, 11 cars including MNA’s returned
KARACHI: The Anti-Car Lifting Unit (ACLU) police arrested three members of a professional countrywide vehicle theft group and recovered eleven vehicles from their possession, including the vehicle of Muttahida Qaumi Movement MNA Haider Abbas Rizvi.
Nearly 400 of the 900 vehicles that have been stolen from different parts of the city in the last three months have been recovered and around 30 lifters have been arrested.
A press conference was held Sunday by ACLU SSP Khurram Waris at his office. Waris said that, following information from a spy, the ACLU police conducted a raid near Shiponer College and arrested one accused named Azmat Ali.
During initial investigations he confessed that he was a professional car lifter and had also been imprisoned. All of his family members are involved in this ‘business’ and two of his brothers, Rajab and Nawaz, and three cousins are already in prison.
Ali confessed that he and his associates stole vehicles from the Karachi and got them into Quetta and Dera Ismail Khan through the highways.
Waris also said that police conducted raids at Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Super Highway and arrested two of Ali’s associates, Adnan and Lal Mohammad. The police recovered the vehicles from their possession.
One vehicle bearing number KN-6332 was stolen at gunpoint from MNA-elect Haider Abbas Rizvi on March 6 from within the jurisdiction of Azizabad. Other vehicle registration numbers include KN-4472, APR-280, CR-9982, W-4555, JF-2663, ABM-059, ABP-556, ADW-020, AKH-278 and CR-3821.
To a question, Waris said that operations could be launched in Quetta and D.I. Khan but those areas are sensitive nowadays and operations are already being carried out there. “If we launch operations there it could be harmful for us. But we do plan to do it.” Waris added that cases have been registered against the accused.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.