Swindler arrested in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: Capital police arrested a swindler for depriving people of money under the pretext of doubling the amount with spiritual powers, he claimed to have, police said on Monday. The con artist was caught by police when he was spotted being chased by a group of people near Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims). Police intercepted him and took him into custody.
On inquiry, it was revealed that he had received Rs300 from a vendor of fruit chat – Mohammad Sharif – near the hospital gate under pretext of doubling it. However, he took to his heels with the amount and was being chased by the loser and other people, which led to his arrest.
The swindler was later identified as Mohammad Azam, a native of Multan. The police registered a case against him in response to the complaint lodged by Sharif.
After the arrest, police interrogated him and also verified his identity and past record from his home town police, but no criminal record was reported against the man. Later, the accused was produced in court of law from where he was sent to jail on judicial remand.