Peshawar: Stolen Nato goods, uniforms retrieved
PESHAWAR: According to the Dawn News on Thursday, police on Wednesday claimed to have recovered valuable stolen items meant for Nato forces in Afghanistan.
An official of Khazana police station told Dawn that a warehouse in the Nishat Mills was raided on a tip-off. He said that they recovered about 44 different stolen items of Nato from the warehouse.
“The owner of the building identified as Jam Mohammad of Mathra was also arrested. He has so far not disclosed names of the people involved in the theft of Nato goods,” the official said.
The goods, he said, included disposable crockery, tissue papers, military uniforms, power generators, computers and other daily use items. The military uniforms also carried nameplates of the officials concerned, he added.
He said that the accused was under interrogation and his other associates would be arrested soon. He said that it seemed that an organised group was involved in the theft as shifting of the goods from the Ring Road to Charsadda Road was not an easy job for an individual.
However, SP Abdul Kalam Khan told Dawn that Nato goods had been recovered from a godown and it could not be ascertained if the same had been shifted to the area in a container or a truck.
“We have not yet registered a case as investigation is underway,” the SP said and added that there might be a group behind the case but till then only one person was detained.
The official quoted the detained person as saying that he had given the warehouse on rent to some people. However, the official did not disclose names of the tenants. It is to be mentioned here that different items, meant for Nato forces in Afghanistan, had also been recovered from Karkhano Market some weeks ago.