Lahore: PHP foils highway robbery
LAHORE: Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) claimed to have revoked a highway robbery and recovered a snatched car on Monday.
According to details, when PHP team Glottian Morr, Sialkot reached near Attock Petroleum, they found that a coaster (610/LWC) left the road and turned towards nearby fields. PHP team chased the coaster and in the meanwhile had to face firing from that coaster as a result of which PHP team also retaliated in the same way. PHP spokesman said the driver namely Bashir Ahmad, resident of the provincial capital, along with passengers informed PHP team that two unknown armed men and a woman disguised in the form of passengers boarded in the coaster from bus station and tried to commit robbery after leaving the main road but on seeing a PHP team, the accused person fired at PHP team, left over the coaster and fled away.
PHP team tried to trace out the culprits but they succeeded to escape from the spot by taking the advantage of the darkness. In another incident PHP Rawalpindi also seized a car (7627/LXN) from Sadiqabad, Rawalpindi and arrested the driver of the car namely Qamar Abbasi.