Sialkot: Outlaw having Rs 800,000 bounty arrested
SIALKOT: Police have arrested an outlaw having Rs 800,000 bounty here. Addressing a press conference in his office on Sunday, DPO Syed Ali Mohsin Naqvi said police raided an area between Daska and Glotian and arrested accused Yasir Cheema of Bhopalwala village while his accomplice Khawar Cheema managed to escape. He said police had also recovered many international SIMs and weapons from the accused.
He said Yasir was wanted by police in 11 murder and dozens of extortion cases. He said the accused used to demand extortion from traders, businessmen and politicians in the district. He said the accused had committed murders from 2003 to 2006 and then fled to Dubai on fake identity card and other documents. The accused returned to Pakistan in 2011 and started living with Malik Naeem, the owner of a coal mines in Pothohar region. He said the accused used to make calls to different people from Pothohar and asked them to send extortion money to Spain from where the money was transferred to him. The DPO said the accused had formed a gang, comprising seven members, which lived in the farmhouse of Nadeem at Kotli Bakhan, Gujranwala. He said Sabir Cheema, a friend of the accused at Bhopalwala, also worked for him. He said police had once traced the accused in Dubai but the Dubai authorities refused to hand him over, saying that his identity card was real. He said Nadra officials and others involved in helping the accused in getting the fake identity card would not be spared.
The police produced accused Yasir before newsmen and he (Yasir) told them he obtained the press identity card of a news channel with the help of a friend, who was a close friend of the channel’s owner.