Police will grill car thief: CCPO
LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer Malik Ahmad Raza Tahir on Wednesday said the Lahore police would also interrogate the car thief who was currently in Jamrud jail.
Talking to reporters at Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines, he said Gulberg circle ASP Fazl-i-Hamid visited Jamrud jail in Khyber Agency to interrogate Muhammad Hassan, who would be handed over to Lahore police after interrogation there. He said Lahore police would not spare anyone linked to car robbers’ network and provide sufficient security to Hassan here.
Earlier, a section of the press reported that Hassan had offered to give the names of high profile people behind car robbers’ network if he was provided protection. He was wanted to police in 100 cases of car theft in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and KP.
According to the Lahore police record, Hassan, a resident of Rawalpindi, fled from the custody of jail authorities from the Institute of Mental Health in October 2009. He was sent to Camp Jail on a judicial remand after police challaned him in a car theft case in 2009. At least a dozen cases of car theft had been traced against him in Lahore.
Sources privy to the investigation said Hassan had been imprisoned in Jamrud jail under the Frontier Crimes Regulation and his offer was an attempt to get himself shifted from Fata to KP or Punjab.