Karachi: Sketches of two robbery suspects prepared
KARACHI: Police investigators managed to prepare sketches of two of the five suspects involved in the Rs57 million robbery, an official said on Monday. The official said that the data of all police teams patrolling the Northern Bypass area at the time of the robbery had been acquired and the police would ask the complainant to identify the robbers among them.
“We have prepared sketches of two suspects who were said to be in police uniform,” said Inspector Khan Muhammad, the station investigation officer (SIO) of the Mauripur police station.
“The complainant was not confident about the features of other suspects so we relied upon his input for two sketches.”
Some five policemen allegedly looted around Rs57 million — Rs40 million and $200,000 — from a man who was taking the huge amount of the so-called Hawala money to Quetta in a passenger bus on Sunday.
The police registered a case (FIR 221/2011) on a complaint of the victim, Atta Muhammad, against five policemen under Sections 395 (punishment for robbery) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code. He alleged that a police mobile van near Northern Bypass overtook the coach and blocked its path.
Some policemen boarded the bus, saw the complainant and hauled him from the bus. They also took along his luggage that included the bags filled with the huge amount of money and ordered the coach driver to move on.“It is not within our mandate to question the victim about his business or transaction.
“The Federal Investigation Agency should be asked about this. So far the FIA has neither contacted us over the issue nor it has approached the complainant,” added the official.