Rawalpindi: Crime rate up despite ‘tight security’
RAWALPINDI: Regional Police Officer (RPO) Nasir Khan Durrani has ordered to overcome crimes but the number of cases of mugging, vehicle theft, robbery, murder and mobile and purse snatching did not come down this week. The crime data available with Daily Times showed that over 27 vehicle theft and over 33 mugging, robbery and mobile and purse snatchings cases were reported with different police stations. As a matter of routine, the police registered the cases and started investigations but did not devise a strategy to ensure security of the peoples’ property and lives.
Sirfaraz Khan, a burglary victim, was deprived of Rs 2 million and Rs 0.250 million worth of prize bonds. He reported to Saddar Barroni police station that burglars broke into his house in his absence and ran away with the cash and prize bonds.
Three unidentified robbers snatched over Rs 1 million from cashier of a Utility Store in the limits of New Tow police station.
The victims complained that the process to lodge FIR was difficult.
Robbers killed a man on resistance while unidentified attackers killed another man.
According to police, unidentified outlaws shot Shoaib, 20, dead. They intercepted his motorcycle on Tulsa Road in the limits of Civil Lines Police Station and deprived him of Rs 25,000 and a mobile phone at gunpoint.
Shoaib tried to grab the escaping robbers when they shot him dead. The police have so far failed to trace the killers.
Unidentified attackers killed Faheemullah, 25, an auto mechanic in the limits of Airport Police Station.
Meanwhile, City police on Saturday arrested five pickpockets from Benazir Bhutto International Airport.
Police arrested five members of a pickpockets’ gang on the complaint of Alam Zaib, a resident of Mansehra, who reached Islamabad form Karachi through a domestic flight. He informed the police that pickpockets had deprived him of 14,313 Saudi Riyal and Rs 1,000.