Islamabad: Silver eyes stolen
ISLAMABAD, July 1: Police have arrested a man for stealing “silver eyes” and two fans from a shrine “known for restoring sight of the blind“ in a Sihala village.
People “cured of blindness” leave eyes made of silver in gratitude at the shrine of Shaki Shah Darwaish in village Thoag, according to police.
Last Wednesday, the man carrying a ceiling fan was spotted by patrolling policemen at Sihala Bazaar. After a brief conversation at the electronics and silversmith shops, the man left the market.
After the shopkeepers told the policeman that the man wanted to sell “fans and silver balls”, the cops went after him.
After arrest, the man was taken to Sihala police station, where, according to police, he confessed stealing over 80 pair of silver eyes and two fans from the shrine two weeks ago.
Police raided the house of the accused and recovered a fan and the silver eyes.
The police approached the shrine`s administrators and brought the theft into their knowledge.
The administrators had noted that two fans were missing but did not know that silver eyes were also being taken away mainly because they were too many at the shrine.
The accused was given into police custody on physical remand.