Peshawar: Another car don confesses to lifting over 120 vehicles
PESHAWAR: Another car don arrested by the Peshawar Police last month has confessed to his involvement in lifting of over 120 luxury vehicles from Islamabad and Rawalpindi alone, sources told The News.
He also confessed that his accomplices had sold the vehicles to notables in Peshawar, Mardan and other parts of the country. Zazay a.k.a. Dilawar is the second high-profile car don after Major Hassan, who during his imprisonment at the Peshawar Central Prison had disclosed having sold stolen vehicles to senior government officials and respectable members of the society.
The Peshawar Police had arrested Zazay, an Afghan national in his early 30s, along with his two accomplices, Ahmad and Azhar Munir, from the Motorway in September. He was later shifted to the Tatara Police Station, wherefrom he managed to escape after bribing some cops with Rs900,000.
He was re-arrested and during interrogation disclosed the existence of a network specialising in lifting luxury vehicles. He has been handed over to the Islamabad Police for further interrogation.
“Zazay has confessed to have lifted over 120 luxury vehicles that he used to sell to his accomplices in Peshawar and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Investigation, Umar Riaz, told The News.
Zazay used to lift Land Cruisers, Prados, Pajeros, 2-D, GLI, XLI, Premio, Honda Accord and other expensive vehicles. Umar Riaz, who was heading the investigation team formed to interrogate Zazay and his ring members, said that the chief investigation officer of Tatara Police Station, Abdul Rahman, Muharrir Idrees and Constable Qadir had been suspended. Apart from departmental inquiry, the case against them has also been sent to the Anti-Corruption Department.
The official said the Islamabad Police had admitted a sharp decrease in lifting of vehicles after the arrest of Zazay, who was born in a refugee camp for Afghans on the outskirts of the federal capital.