Rawalpindi: 32 cars, 10 bikes stolen in 2 weeks
RAWALPINDI: Crime rate has increased in the city, as 32 cars and 10 motorcycles were stolen from different areas in the first two weeks of March compared with theft of 19 cars and seven motorcycles in the corresponding period last month.
According to the data available with Daily Times, 18 cars were stolen in the first week of the month and 14 in the second week. Police are yet to recover the stolen vehicles.
The data showed that the residents were deprived of Rs2.2 million in cash and Rs 3 million worth of gold ornaments in the last two weeks in different incidents due to weak policing.
Similarly, over 20 cases of street crime were reported to police during the period in which criminals snatched 15 cell phones and other belongings despite police patrolling. Eighteen cases of street crime were registered by different police stations in the first 14 days of February.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Khurrum Shahzad told Daily Times that police were committed to providing a scare-free environment to the residents. He said police teams had been directed to intensify patrolling to overcome street crime.
2 killed in different incidents Two men were shot dead in different incidents late Friday night, police said on Saturday. The first incident took place in the limits of Civil Lines police station where Sabir and Babar opend fire on Asad Iqbal and Muhammad Ilyas. As a result, Asad,23, died on the spot while Ilyas sustained multiple injuries.
Police handed the body over to the aggrieved family after postmortem. A case has been registered and investigation started.
In the second incident, a young man, George,23, was shot dead when he was dancing in a marriage ceremony at Dhoke Shah Baba in the limits of Westridge police station. The deceased’s father told police that his son was dancing along with his friends when a bullet hit him. George’s family did not nominate any person in the First Information Report (FIR).
Aziz’s bail plea adjourned Anti-Terrorism Court No I on Saturday adjourned hearing in a bail plea of Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz in eight cases till April 4.
Judge Chaudhry Habibur Rehman adjourned hearing in the Maulana’s bail plea till April 4. Aabpara police had booked Maulana Aziz in eight cases including Aunty Shamim and Chinese women kidnapping, police officials kidnapping, Rangers official murder and police encounter.
Ex-minister sent on judicial remand Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Malik Shafiq Ahmad on Saturday granted 14-day judicial remand of former state minister for minorities Mushtaq Victor and adjourned case till March 29.
Victor was remanded in the custody of investigators and sent to Adiala jail.
Earlier, a special Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) judge had granted FIA seven-day physical remand of the former state minister. Victor was arrested on March 7 from his G-7 office on charges of human trafficking.