Islamabad:Terror bid foiled, 6 arrested: IGP
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Police have foiled a terror bid and arrested six alleged terrorist including one suicide bomber during operation in the area of Shahzad Town police station, said Inspector General of Police (Islamabad) Bani-Amin Khan.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday at the auditorium of Rescue-15, the IGP said that Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Islamabad Police launched an operation three days ago near Zia Masjid in the area of Shahzad Town Police Station and arrested six alleged terrorist including one suicide bomber.
He said that police were facing another challenge at the same time during this operation as people were protesting on Islamabad Expressway but credit of arresting terrorists goes to CID Police, which ensured successful operation within two hours only after getting the particular information.
The IGP said that suicide bomber has been identified as Waliullah who along with his six associates is in custody for further investigation. He said that nabbed alleged terrorists had been involved in attacks on security forces in Swat.
Meanwhile, he appreciated the efforts of Islamabad police in the ongoing year by saying that no terror incident has occurred owing efficient policing and crime rate has decreased significantly in all heads. “The major challenges before police were terrorism activities, car theft and dacoities, but efficient policing has helped us to overcome all of them during this year,” the IGP maintained.
He said that police have also recovered the vehicle of Dr. Rakhshanda, which was snatched from his son during his kidnap few years ago. Her son was earlier recovered after police encounter and one of the captors was killed besides arrest of his other accomplices.
The IG Islamabad said that Wing of Islamabad Police handed over Rs32,67,000 to National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Rawat branch following the direction of the court after recovering it from the accused who took away the cash and assassinated the guard.
He said that some unknown persons looted Rs32,67,000 from NBP in Rawat after killing its guard Muhammad Rafique and case was registered under section 396 PPC on February 13, 2005 in the jurisdiction of Sihala Police Station. The case was assigned to Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Islamabad police for speedy investigation and the accused were traced. The accused identified as Raja Tahir and Muhammad Rafique had to face trial and were given sentence by the court. As per order of the court, police handed over the recovered money to NBP Rawat manager.
Bani-Amin Khan also highlighted the performance of CIA staff and told that four gangs involved in crime of heinous nature and minting money after exposing themselves as managing director of various mobile companies on the pretext of giving the people prize money through getting easy load were busted.
The IGP said that the team headed by Incharge CIA Bashir Ahmed Noon and In-Charge Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) did well to trace criminal gangs. He said that 11 criminals of four gangs were arrested by CIA teams for their alleged involvement in dacoities as well as fraudulent activities while cash and other looted items were also recovered from them. “The nabbed criminals of these gangs have been identified as Waseem Abbas, Muhammad Sohail, Muhammad Kashif, Muhammad Ismail, Muhammad Shakeel, Muhammad Munir, Syed Asad Hussain Shah, Abdul Qadir, Abdul Aziz and Muhammad Ashraf. Four cheaters exposing themselves as fake MDs of mobile companies were identified as Abdul Jabber, Abdul Qadir, Abdul Aziz and Asharf residents of Khushab,” he added.
He said that twelve car thieves arrested by the teams of ACLC during this month have been identified as Faiz Muhammad, Zaze alias Dilawar, Abdullah, Arif, Khalid Khan, Said Wali, Rana Aamir Gulzar, Abdul Qadoos, Waqas Zaheer, Gul Khitab, Yousuf Zeeshan, Abdul Sattar. Fifteen cars bearing the registration numbers as follows were recovered from them: Corolla (RLC-847), Corolla (HX-614), Honda Civic (RLB-7171), Santor (HD-436), Land Cruiser (DMRA-57), Honda Civic (LWP-2531), Mehran (IDL-6924), Suzuki FX (AJKB-3773), Mehran (RLC-1813), Corolla (SS-697), Mehran (MNO-8484), Corolla (LEB-3010), Suzuki FX (IDA-2578), Pajero (PRL-8198), Corolla (PS-635), Mehran (FDO-5400) The IGP told that CIA staff traced 312 cases successfully in the current year besides busting 24 gangs and arrested 533 accused. A total of Rs4,28,53,400 were also recovered from these accused.
Similarly, CIA police recovered seven Kalashnikoves, six repeaters guns, 62 pistols, 5423 rounds, 2133 wine bottles, 21 kilogram hashish, three kilogram heroin from various nabbed accused during current year.
During the year 2011, ACLC busted 17 gangs and arrested 91 car thieves besides ensuring arrests of several stolen car receivers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while 79 stolen vehicles were also recovered from them.
The IGP also announced cash prizes and commendation certificates for the policemen who ensured arrest of car thieves and other criminals.