Islamabad: 7 robbers held; valuables, arms seized
ISLAMABAD: Shahzad Town police on Monday arrested seven robbers and seized valuables worth one million rupees along with unlicenced weapons. The arrested men belong to three criminal gangs operating in the town, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Hamid Latif told reporters here.
He said the robbers had confessed to depriving three families of Chattha Bakhtawar, Farash Town and Navel village of cash, jewelry, five mobile phone sets and four watches in the last six months.
The SSP said a police team, led by DSP Muhammad Ishaq, had arrested the robbers and recovered from them one kalashnikov and six pistols, which they had used for robbery. He said two vehicles used by them were also taken into custody.
He said the arrested men had robbed Muhammad Sadiq’s family of jewelry and other valuables in Chattha Bakhtawar on February 27, Muhammad Hanif’s of cash and jewelry in Farash Town on May 5 and Muhammad Riaz’s of jewelry, five mobile phones and four watches in Navel village recently.
Latif identified robbers as Nazir Khan of Mardan, Faisal Muhammad of Islamabad, Ashfaq Ahmad of Mardan, Sajid Mehmood of Sargodha, Ghani Rehman of Rawalpindi, Zawar Shah of Mardan and Babar Hussain of Islamabad.
He said the police had also arrested many auto-thieves in the last few weeks during a crackdown on car lifting in the capital city.