Lahore: 27 held for car trade on fictitious pay orders
LAHORE: The Crimes Investigation Agency (CIA) has arrested 27 members of three gangs involved in purchasing/selling vehicles on fictitious pay orders, car and motorcycle thefts and robberies and dacoities.
At a press conference, DIG Ali Aamer Malik, who was flanked by investigations SSP Abdul Razak Cheema, said the suspects admitted to committing 68 incidents in the provincial metropolis and 13 in Sheikhupura, Nankana and Multan districts.
The police seized from them eight cars and as many motorcycles, one pick-up, computers, LCDs, ACs and unlicenced weapons. The police also seized Rs2.1million in cash, files and registration books of vehicles and faked identity cards from their possession.
The DIG said members of Gawash Butt, Sajid, alias Saju Bhatti, and Mian Sarfraz gangs were arrested after hectic efforts spanning over a month. Of the 27 arrested suspects, nine accused were history-sheeters and two were proclaimed offenders, he added. DIG Malik said Gawash Butt and his four accomplices used to contact owners of vehicles, who advertised their vehicles for sale, to purchase the same through internet. They would then contact the owners and take away their vehicles and registration books by paying few thousands of rupees in cash and fictitious pay orders. They would use faked CNICs to sell the vehicles at showrooms.