Islamabad: Robbers gang busted
ISLAMABAD: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Friday busted a 5-member gang of bandits and recovered valuables worth one million rupees from their custody, police said. The gangsters were involved in hitting various houses including the house of Director (Administration), Pakistan Housing Foundation Sher Afzal Khan in Sector F-6/1 and two other officers in Islamabad. The police said that Abdul Hameed, resident of Noorpur Shahan who was running a shop in Sangam Market in Sector I-8/3, lodged a complaint with the Secretariat Police that two muggers snatched Rs125,000 and two mobile phone sets when he was heading towards his home.
The CIA Police upon transfer of the case constituted a team that arrested Hasrat Mehmood, son of Muhammad Akram, resident of Sangrari, Haripur, and Abdul Hafiz, son of Abdul Aziz, resident of Bari Imam, Islamabad, and recovered booty from their custody. The CIA later arrested three more members of the gang identified as Aftab Ahmad, Naveed Sarfaraz and Sher Muhammad.
During investigation, the gangsters revealed that they hit many houses in Rawalpindi and Islamabad including the house of Sher Afzal Khan (5, Street–28, F-6/1, Islamabad), Aftikhar Ahmad (699, Street–1, G-9/2) and Muhammad Nazir (19, Street-39, G-6/2). Valuables to the tune of millions of rupees were recovered from them.
Three vehicles recovered: The Motorway Police Friday recovered three stolen vehicles from various areas of the Punjab and NWFP and arrested a member of carjacking gang with illegal arms and ammunitions.
According to the spokesman of Motorway Police, the Ghorghashi Police informed about a snatched carry van bearing registration number LX-798, upon which the NH&MP spotted the said vehicle on M-1 near Lakori, which was stopped. The rider, later identified as Akhtar Baacha of Mardan, was arrested while his companion managed to escape from the scene.
In another incident SPO Saqib Waheed and Asad Abbas spotted a suspicious car bearing registration number VRM– 5700. They signalled the driver to stop the car but he sped away. They later parked the car at a roadside and started firing on NH&MP officers who also returned the fire. However, the bandits managed to escape from the scene.
In the third incident, the NH&MP spotted a blue Mazda Truck No. P-2534, parked on the verge of Motorway while no body was present in or around the vehicle.