Lahore: Dacoits, thieves held
LAHORE: The city police claimed to have arrested 15 dacoits and thieves from North Cantt, Ghaziabad and Factory Area, while recovering seven motorcycles, mobile phones and other valuables from them. According to a handout issued here on Monday, the city police had set up special teams, supervised by Defence SPO Sarfraz Virk and Defence SHO A Shahid Ahmed Khan, which took action and arrested the gangsters, including Ashiq alias Ashi, ringleader of Ashi Gang.
Ghaziabad SHO Muhammad Amin, under the supervision of North Cantt SPO Riaz Barkat, rounded up Muhammad Siddique alias Siddiqui, ringleader of Siddiqui Gang. Meanwhile, the Factory Area SHO busted Butt Gang, which was involved in various criminal acts. The dacoits confessed to committing 58 crimes during the preliminary investigation.
Motorbike–liftersí gang busted: The Millat Park Police have busted a gang of criminals involved in a number of criminal activities including motorbike lifting and snatching, and seized the looted motorcycles and illegal weapons from them.
The two accused arrested by police have confessed to 10 such incidents during the preliminary interrogation. According to a handout issued on Monday, SSP Operations Shafiq Ahmed directed SP Iqbal Town Capt (Retd) Sohail Chaudhary to take effective measures for curbing the incidents of motorcycle lifting and snatching in the Iqbal Town division.
A special team comprising the Millat Park SHO, Inspector Attique Dogar and other officials was constituted under the supervision of SPO Samnabad Raja Saddaqat. The team collected the particulars of Naveed alias Needi gang and arrested its two members on a tip-off.
The criminals used to steal and lift motorcycles parked outside the houses and shops and sold them at cheaper prices. Around eight cases have also been traced against them in Icchra, Nawakot, Millat Park, Islampura and Mughalpura police stations. Police have recovered seven motorcycles, two pistols and bullets from their possession. The arrested were identified as Naveed alias Needi and Muhammad Saleem.