Lahore: 3 dacoity-cum-murder accused arrested
LAHORE: Manga Mandi police Tuesday claimed to have arrested three criminals involved in heinous crime including murder, dacoity–cum–murder and looting loaded trucks. The arrested accused were identified as Akbar Ali, Saqib and Abdul Rauf. Their two accomplices, Shabbir and Zahir alias Zeri, are still at large. They were involved in more than 12 dacoities.
According to a handout issued from the SSP Office, Logistic and Daniel Techno vision Private (Ltd) sent a truck (JX-3448) loaded with generators, equipment of towers, marble and heads of generators from Karachi to Lahore. On July 31, 2008, when truck reached the jurisdiction of Manga Mundi police station, some unknown criminals kidnapped truck driver Safdar and his helper Orangzeb Khan along with the truck.
A case was registered with the Manga Mundi police. Operations SSP Ch Shafiq Ahmad took strict notice of the incident and gave the target to SP Sadar Faisal Ali Raja for the arrest of the criminals and recovery of the victims. A special team was constituted for the purpose.
The Manga Mundi SPO received information that some unknown persons were asking the prices of generators from scrap dealers. DSP Imtiaz Bhalli appointed policemen to spy the accused persons and then Manga Mundi SHO raided and arrested a suspected person.
The arrested person told his name Akbar Ali alias Mangal Pehlwan and disclosed that he had kidnapped victim Safdar and his helper along with their truck. He said he committed this crime with the help of his accomplices Saqib, Abdur Rauf alias Raufa, Shabir and Zaheer alias Zaheeri. The accused took the kidnap victims to Kasur and killed them and dumped their bodies in the fields where animals ate them. Police recovered the truck and other items including generators and illegal weapons from the accused.