RAWALPINDI: The Daily Times reported on Thursday, Westridge Police on Wednesday busted two gangs of car lifters, motorcycle lifters, apprehended six gangsters and recovered five cars, three motorcycles from their possession, City Police Officer (CPO) Mohammad Fakhar Sultan Raja said. The gang leader of car lifters Rizwan Michael, his two fellow gangsters including Ibadat Hussain, Karim Bakhsh have been apprehended while their two more accomplices made good their escape. A police raiding party has been sent to apprehend the culprits. Later the CPO handed over five keys of cars to their real owners here at Westridge Police Station. Addressing on the occasion the CPO appreciated the performance of police team and announced conferring certificates and cash prizes to them. The six members anti car lifting squad of Westridge police has so far recovered 27 cars, five motorcycles, one Jeep, one rickshaw worth over Rs. 20 million from January to September 2010. The culprits used to take a round of the entire city for locating Corolla XE models from 1995 to 2000 and lift it with the help of master key. The lifters concealed the lifted cars immediately in a rented house. They changed the appearance of the lifted car through a person Javed Khan. The apprehended gangsters have revealed that they failed to arrange fake documents for selling the lifted cars. A three-member motorcycle lifting gang has also been apprehended by the aforementioned anti car lifting cell. The arrested members include Majid Ali gang head, while Asghar Hayat and Mohammad Rizwan are its members. Three motorcycles have also been recovered from their possession.
KOHAT: According to the Dawn News on Thursday, the food department arrested four owners of famous restaurants for selling substandard meat on meatless day in surprise visits in different bazaars on Wednesday. The in-charge of the slaughter house Dr Waheed said he along with food inspector Pir Waseem Shah seized meat from the Afghan restaurant, Gul hotel, Kalo hotel and Spin Ghar tikka shop during sudden raids. They seized low quality chopped meat from the freezers of the hotels and restaurants. The city police registered FIRs against the accused and put them behind bars.
PESHAWAR: As reported by the Dawn News on Thursday, a would-be suicide bomber charged with planning to carry out a suicide attack at Nowshera Cantonment was convicted by an anti-terrorism court here on Wednesday and was sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment. The court presided over by Hayat Ali Shah observed that the prosecution had proved its case against the accused, Mir Janan, a resident of Makeen area in South Waziristan tribal region. The accused was arrested in Nowshera Cantonment on Sept 8, 2008, by some army personnel and was charged with wearing a suicide vest having 10 to 15kg explosive material and carrying a hand grenade. Following his arrest the accused had also recorded his confessional statement wherein he stated that he belonged to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan of Baitullah Mehsud. He stated that he was brought to the area by another person named Taimor on a motorbike and was left there for carrying out the suicide attack. After his arrest the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) had claimed that he was about to make an attempt on a security forces convoy in the area. Although, the defence claimed that the accused was a juvenile offender as he was about 16 at the time of his arrest, but it did not press that point before the trial court. He was charged under section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, section 3 and 4 of the Explosive Substance Act and section 120-B of the Pakistan Penal Code. The defence counsel argued that while the prosecution claimed that the accused was carrying a hand grenade of type H36, while the bomb disposal unit in its report stated that the grenade produced by the prosecution was made in Russia and FI type. The counsel contended that the confessional statement of the accused was based on coercion and torture and the concerned judicial magistrate was not satisfied about those facts and had not ordered his medical examination.
KARACHI: According to the Dawn News on Thursday, police claimed to have arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the killing of two Policemen of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) a couple of months back. According to a handout issued on Wednesday, a team of the SIU raided a house in Sector 10 of Orangi Town and arrested Abdul Rahim and recovered a pistol from him. The suspect was accused of killing Head Constable Tariq Khokhar and Constable Mohammad Iqbal in April after kidnapping them with the assistances of his accomplices. He dumped their bodies in the Malir River near Bhattai Colony. A bus belonged to one Khalid alias Papa was used for transporting the bodies to the dumping place. The pistol (MAC-5726) recovered from the suspect belonged to slain HC Khokhar, which was used in the killing of both the Policemen. The suspect was booked in an FIR (133/2010) registered against him under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Ibrahim Hydri Police station.
KARACHI: According to the Dawn News on Thursday, residents of Korangi beat up two alleged bandits who had come to a shop for a robbery at Korangi No.6 on Wednesday, police said. SP of Korangi Manzoor Khatian said that two suspects who were later identified as Raghib and Tanveer had come to an auto shop at Korangi No.6 on two motorcycles. As they were trying to hold up the shopkeepers at gunpoint, neighboring shopkeepers noticed them and grab the two suspects before the suspects could use their weapons. Later, more people and passers-by gathered there and thrashed the two suspects. The SP said that his DSP and SHO also reached the scene and took the two suspects into custody. Two pistols and two motorcycles were recovered from the possession of the suspects, the police officer added. The suspects were brought to the Awami Colony police station where legal formalities were being completed by the police.
RAWALPINDI: According to the Dawn News on Thursday, an anti-terrorism court here on Wednesday handed down life-term to two men in a kidnapping for ransom case. Special Judge Malik Mohammad Akram Awan convicted Mubashir Iqbal and Ishtiaq Hussain and ordered confiscation of their movable and immovable properties. The court, however, acquitted three other men, Rana Munawar Hussain, Mohammad Jahangir and Mohammad Iqbal, for want of evidence. Westridge police booked the five men on the complaint of Malik Akram who said he was kidnapped by them and released only after he paid Rs10 million ransom. He said the captors at first demanded Rs250 million but later brought down the demand to Rs10 million.
RAWALPINDI: The Dawn News reported on Thursday, the anti-narcotics court awarded life imprisonment to a man. It also fined the convict Rs200,000. The ANF arrested Habibullah from Salam Interchange on Motorway on November 7, 2008, after recovering 60kg charas from him.
LAHORE: As reported by The News on Thursday, INVESTIGATION Police Civil Lines arrested two bike lifters on Wednesday and recovered two motorcycles, a pick-up and illegal weapons from their possession. The accused identified as Imran alias Vicky and Muhammad Imran Akram confessed to committing a number of incidents of motorcycle and car stealing in the provincial metropolis. Capital City Police Officer Aslam Tareen has announced cash prizes and commendatory certificates for the police raiding team.
GHALANAI: As reported by The News on Thursday, the Mohmand chapter of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed its men had killed their former close associate in Karachi for deserting the movement. Talking to The News on Wednesday from an undisclosed location, the spokesman for the TTP Mohmand chapter, Sajjad Mohmand, said that they eliminated their former colleague Tor Babazai for quitting the TTP and surrendering to the political administration. He said Babazai was a resident of Shamshah area and possessed many secrets about the activities of the Mohmand Taliban and their hideouts. The spokesman said the slain militant was a close aide to a known insurgent, Yar Said alias Chakari, who had also surrendered and joined the pro-government Safi Peace Committee. Meanwhile, the militants have warned the transporters and owners of the vehicles of stern action if they entered the Baizai tehsil after October 2.
PESHAWAR: For the second time in three days, the Nato forces intruded into Pakistani territory but this time they killed three Pakistani soldiers in Kurram Agency, the Daily Jang reported Thursday. As per details, the Nato helicopters violated Pakistani airspace and launched attack on a Pakistan Army checkpost located in Teri Mangal area of Kurram Agency and shelled which resulted in death to three soldiers while three others received injuries.