Carjacking gang busted in Nowshera
NOWSHERA: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested several members of a car-jacking gang.
Speaking at a press conference, District Police Officer Mohammad Hussain said that one Mohammad Arif, resident of Armoured Colony on Manki Road, had lodged a report with the Nowshera Kalan police about the stealing of his car on September 15, 2011.
He said the police tightened noose around the criminals and arrested seven members of the gang including Khalid, Junaid and Mohammad Iqbal.
He said that Khalid and Junaid had been handed over to the Punjab police as they were wanted in several cases. The DPO said that the gang was stealing vehicles from Punjab, Sindh, Islamabad, Azam Jammu and Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He said the gang had over 100 members including militant commander Qari Group. On the information divulged by the accused, the police recovered five stolen vehicles, Mohammad Hussain said, claiming that the accused had so far sold out 52 hijacked vehicles.
Talking to reporters, the accused Iqbal said that he had sold 42 stolen vehicles over the last two months, adding that most of the vehicles were sent to Afghanistan.