Wazirabad: Police bust five criminals’ gangs
WAZIRABAD : The Saddar Police have busted five gangs of drug traffickers, dacoits, robbers and motorcycle-lifters and recovered 41kg of charas from their possession. This was revealed by SP Abdul Hameed Khosa while addressing a press conference here at DSP office on Friday.
He stated that the Saddar Police SHO during night patrol, spotted a truck KOHAT-C-2348 near Khasre chowk on bypass road while transferring hashish to another vehicle and arrested one Muzaffar Khan. The police impounded the truck and recovered 41kg of charas and Rs20,000. The charas was being brought from Peshawar for onward supply to drug-dealers. The SP claimed that the Saddar Police also busted five gangs of dacoits, highway robbers, motorcycle and CNG rickshaw-lifters and arrested dozens of culprits. He elaborated that three dacoits of Azhar gang including its ringleader Azhar, Zeshan and Altaf were arrested. Similarly, the police busted another group of dacoits by arresting its ringleader Munir alias Kai and Haji Arif and recovered pistols, snatched cellphones, cash, gold ornaments and other valuables from their possessions.
SP Khosa further said that the police also rounded up culprits included Zafar, Asim and Sh Abbas of a CNG rickshaw snatchers gang and recovered four stroke rickshaws and looted amount as reported by the victims.
Moreover, three accused included Khurram, Usman and Faisal of a motorcycle-lifter gang were also arrested and two motorcycles and cash were recovered from their possession. Meanwhile, the police busted a notorious gang known as Usman Noma gang and arrested its four members included its ringleader Usman Noma, Wajid, Nabeel and Samr Ijaz and recovered cellphones and cash from their possession.
SP Abdul Hameed Khosa pointed out that all these detail were based on information extorted during preliminary investigation. More recoveries and arrests are expected after thorough investigation, he added.
“We have focused on Saddar area and have increased armed patrolling to encounter criminals in far-flung areas.”
Later, SP Abdul Hameed Khosa along with DSP Amjad Ali Tarar, Saddar Police SHO Inspector Malik Mohammad Fayyaz and Investigation Officer Mohammad Akhtar Cheema showed to the media recovered drug, gold ornaments, motorcycles, illicit arms and cash.