Police bust gang after robbery in Mansehra
MANSEHRA: Police have arrested five members of a robbers’ gang, including a constable of the Frontier Constabulary, and recovered stolen goods and arms from their possession.
The five armed men wearing police uniform entered the house of Badri Zaman in Chonga Khatai area of Oghi on Sunday on the pretext of carrying out search for outlaws.
During search, the robbers collected gold ornaments, cash and other valuables and asked the inmates to receive the same from the Oghi police station on Monday. Mr Zaman informed the police about the incident by telephone.
The police party, headed by SHOs of Oghi and Battal, raided a hotel in Battal on Sunday night and arrested Mohammad Nazir, Mohammad Ashraf, Bilal Khan, Mohammad Hanif and Mohammad Umar and recovered stolen goods, Kalashnikovs and other valuables from their possession.
Mansehra DPO Tahir Ayub, meanwhile, told a press conference that the gang was involved in many robberies in Mansehra and other parts of the province.
He said that one of the robbers Mohammad Ashraf was a constable in the Frontier Constabulary. He said that the alleged ringleader, Mohammad Naveed, fled the scene before the police raid.