10 carjacking gangs busted, 113 vehicles recovered
Islamabad: The Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) busted 10 carjacking gangs, comprising 54 auto thieves, during last one-and-a-half months. As many as 113 stolen vehicles, worth Rs 49 million, 11 30-bore pistols and ammunition were recovered from their possession.
A special ceremony was held here on Thursday to hand over keys of the stolen and snatched vehicles to their owners. Police handed over keys of vehicles bearing registration numbers of Islamabad to their owners. Police of various districts were informed about the vehicles stolen from their jurisdictions.
Addressing on the occasion, the DIG (operations) said that police teams succeeded in busting 10 inter-provincial gangs in a short span of time and recovered 113 stolen and 155 tampered with vehicles after adopting an effective strategy. Out of these 113 vehicles, 54 were stolen from Islamabad, while 59 from other districts of the country.
The accused of three gangs, headed by gang leaders Zulfiqar alias Major(wanted for involvement in kidnapping cases), resident of Nowshera; Zulfiqar Afzal, resident of Faisalabad; and Asif, resident of Nowshera; were on physical remand.
After investigation from the nabbed vehicle thieves, police teams were sent to other districts for arresting the remaining criminals. The cooperation of police of various districts was sought to cordon off various areas from where these carjackers ran away along with the stolen or snatched vehicles.