Lahore: 1.6kg gold looted from trader
LAHORE: Two unidentified armed bandits looted 1,600 grams of gold worth over millions of rupees from a Karachi–based goldsmith in front of Alhamra Hall in broad daylight on Tuesday. Civil Lines Police have lodged an FIR against the culprits, yet to be identified, with no arrest till filing of this report.
SHO Inspector Abid Rasheed said that the two traders, one identified as Muhammad Altaf, had 2kg of gold of which they sold 400g at the Gold Market in Rang Mahel. “They were on their way back home with 1600g of gold on a rickshaw when two armed dacoits intercepted them,” he said, adding that the victims tried to hide the gold between their feet when the dacoits held them hostage on gunpoint. According to the SHO, the circumstantial evidences show that the dacoits were chasing them from Rang Mahel but nothing could be established at this stage. He, however, said that the case was registered and further investigations were underway.