Islamabad: Impersonators’ gang busted
ISLAMABAD: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of capital has busted a gang of impersonators who were allegedly involved in looting people, especially the expatriates and international passengers disguising themselves as officials of different agencies.
The police said on Wednesday that wireless sets and revolving lights used by police, pistols, mobile phones and valuables were also recovered from the three-member gang.
According to details, Asif, Ashfaq and Arbab were produced in the court of law form where they were remanded to police for further investigation.
The CIA in-charge Bashir Ahmed Noon, along with his team, was behind the arrest of the culprits who confessed to committing seven robberies during the last two months in which they looted the expatriates at Islamabad Highway, Grand Trunk Road and I.J Principal Road. Besides, they also confessed to committing several other robberies and vehicle snatching in the twin-cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
The police said that they used to impersonate staff of intelligence agencies, customs, criminal investigation department and immigration. They used to intercept people at Islamabad Highway, GT Road or I.J Principal Road and asked for their search.
During the act, they looted valuables, jewelry and foreign currency from them. The police suspected that there was a possibility that the criminals had accomplices at Benazir International Airport who gave information regarding the passengers and their luggage, the police added. In this regard investigation was in progress, they said.
The members of the gang were wanted by police in connection with several robberies, had criminal history and faced court trials in this regard. Its members were either proclaimed offenders (Pos) or under trial prisoners (UTPs), who were on bail, the police said.
The police said that the gang was constituted in Adiala Jail where some UTPs of robberies met each other. After obtaining bail from the court of law, they started committing crimes together along with their other accomplices who were POs.