Faisalabad: Rs 40 mln worth gold jewellery stolen
FAISALABAD: As reported by the Dawn News on Saturday, jewellers of Rail Bazaar observed a shutter-down strike against the police for not providing adequate security to their business establishments after thieves stole gold worth Rs40 million from a jeweller’s shop on Friday night.
When Ishfaq, the owner of Naveed Jewellers, opened his shop on Saturday morning, he saw that thieves had cut locks of five iron gates and a fence of the three-story building with gas beam to steal the gold from cupboards.
When traders came to know about the incident, they closed their shops and gathered at the Clock Tower intersection. They set tyres ablaze and chanted slogans against the police.
Talking to Dawn, shopkeepers said the police reached the crime scene two hours after they were informed about the burglary. They said they had requested the police to intensify patrolling Clock Tower bazaars, but to no avail. Earlier, unidentified robbers had looted 12kg gold from a Rail Bazaar jeweller’s employees near Hajiabad on Sep 24.
Rana Saleem Aslam’s employees were going to Lahore to deliver gold consignment when five robbers intercepted their car, took them at gunpoint and fled after collecting ornaments worth Rs48 million. Lyallpur Town SP Rai Zameerul Hasan told Dawn efforts were being made to arrest the culprits.
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