Islamabad: ACLC team again shows performance
Islamabad: The Islamabad Police, officially confirming the report about the recovery of explosive material published in The News on Wednesday, said that the Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of Islamabad Police has arrested two car thieves and recovered 80-kilogram explosive material from their cars during checking at Pind Parian in the jurisdiction of Tarnol Police Station.
A spokesman for the Islamabad Police, in a press release, said: Following the directions of IGP Islamabad Bani-Amin Khan and SSP Islamabad Muhammad Yousuf Malik, capital police was maintaining high alert in the city and checking was enhanced at the entry and exit points. With the same objective of tight security and to curb car-lifting practice as directed by SP Investigation Ch. Liaqat Ali, the ACLC team, headed by its In-Charge Altaf Azai Khattak, and included by Sub-Inspector Sher Ahmed and others, was conducting checking near Pind Parian in the area of Tarnol Police Station.
This team signalled to stop two suspected cars (LHT-136, ST-350) following which its occupants tried to escape from the scene. Two of them managed to escape after leaving the cars while two others were overpowered by policemen identified as Shaukat Khan son of Anwar Khan resident of Mohallah Ramdas Peshawar and Khalid Khan, resident of Warsak Road Peshawar.
On the search of the cars, police recovered 80 kilogram of explosive material hidden in the cylinders placed in the cars and a 30 bore pistol from one nabbed persons Khalid Khan. Two absconding persons were identified as Mohabat Khan and Asfand Yar alias Zahid. The nabbed Khalid Khan has been identified as car thief who was also challaned in 2010 and was released few days before. Three-day physical remand has been obtained from the concerned court while special teams have been constituted to arrest the absconding criminals. It is to mention here that they stole a Toyota Corrola car (ABW-727) from Bahar Colony in the area of Saddar Beroni Police Station, owned by General Manager Embassy Lodge Qadir Bux, and placed the fake number plate (ICT-ST-350) on it while the registration book of other car (LHT-136) was found bogus.
IGP Islamabad Bani Amin Khan, SSP Islamabad Muhammad Yousuf Malik have appreciated the performance of ACLC for taking effective steps to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens. They also announced to award commendation certificates for the members of the police team who succeeded to recover explosive material.