Islamabad: 4 gangs busted, 22 cars recovered
Islamabad: Four gangs including three car receivers and one carjacker were busted while 22 stolen vehicles worth millions of rupees were recovered from them.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Inspector General of Police (Islamabad) Bani Amin Khan said that special task was assigned to : Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) which succeeded in arrest three notorious car thieves and five auto-thieves. He said 22 stolen cars have been recovered from them while they have confessed stealing of 180 vehicles from various districts.
SSP Tahir Alam Khan, SP CIA Ch. Liaqat Ali, DSP ACLC Abdul Razzaq, Inspector ACCL Abdul Majeed and other police officials were also present in the press conference.
The IGP said that specials teams comprising inspectors Abdul Majeed, Yunus Gujar, Mubarak Ali, SIs Sher Ahmed and Shafqat Ali, ASIs Mansoor Ahmed Muhammad Akbar, Asghar Abbassi, constables Ibad Ali, Faisal Shahid Hyat, were constituted to arrest car thieves which got success in a very short span of time.
Three nabbed car receivers are ring leaders of their gangs and have been identified as Moazam Ali son of Mir Khan, resident of Garhi Hameed Gul, Charsada; Malik Shaukat Ali son of Liaqat Ali, resident of Taro Jaba, district Noweshera; Waseem Ullah son of Ameer Ghulam ,resident of Aza Khel, Nowshera.
These car receivers have confessed to have links with car receivers of other districts and they used to contact owners of stolen vehicles with demand to pay them `required money’ to return their cars. They also admitted indulgence in activity of tempering vehicles and preparing bogus registration books.
The other car thieves arrested by these ACLC teams were identified as Bakht Shah Zeb son of Ahmed (Upper Dir), Raja Azhar Mehmud son of Banaras (Islamabad), Abdul Rehman son of Ghous Muhammad (Khushab), Sajjad Nazeer son of Nazeer Ahmed (Sialkot), Fahad Naseem son of Pervez Naseen (Rawalpindi) and Razim Khan son of Azam Khan of Peshawar.
The cars stolen from Islamabad and recovered from these auto-thieves bear the registration number as follows; B-4243 (Honda Civic), NU-212 (Toyota Corolla), KW-965 (Toyota Corolla), LXG-1674 (Suzuki Mehran), JG-274 (Suzuki Mehhran), IDL-6618 (Suzuki Mehran), APF-06 (Suzuki Mehran), B-1406 (Suzuki Mehran), JX-857 (Toyota Corolla), RLG-1782 (Suzuki Alto), SB-280 (Toyota Corolla), LEF-9382 (Toyota Corolla) and LOK-9015 (Suzuki Mehran).
The cars recovered by ACLC stolen from various districts bear registration number as follows: LXF-9087 (Suzuki MehAAC-810ran), LEA-5939 (Suzuki Mehran), Z-3062 (Suzuki Mehran), LY-5745 (Suzuki Mehran), LEF-6557 (Suzuki Bolan), LWE-6515 (Suzuki Bolan), FDL-1393 (Suzuki FX),LWP-5233 (Suzuki Bolan) and (Suzuki Khyber). IGP Bani Ameen also handed over the keys of vehicles bearing the registration number of Islamabad to their actual owners while the police of various districts have been informed about the vehicles stolen from their jurisdictions.
After the investigation from nabbed car thieves, police teams have been sent for the arrest of their aides and remaining criminals while the help of local police of various districts have been sought to cordon off various areas from where these car jackers slip along with the stolen vehicles.
He said police officials have been directed to keep vigilant eye on those who have remained jailbirds for their involvement in auto-theft cases. He said it has been decided to deploy policemen in plain clothes at various areas prone to car lifting in order to arrest the car jackers and enhance police strength at entry and exit points.