Lahore: NH&MP arrests 7 suspects
LAHORE: National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) has foiled four attempts of dacoities by prompt action and rounded up seven dacoits from whom illegal arms and ammunition were recovered.
According to the NH&MP Spokesperson, the police have foiled four attempts of dacoities on Motorway in the area of Kallarkahar and GT Road, Ranala Khurd, Patoki and Khaniwal.
He further said that two truck with No AB-9797 driver name Saleem Khan r/o Mardan and truck No MRP-3814 name Sajid r/o Chakwal informed NH&MP officers during routine patrolling on Motorway (M-2) in the area of Kallarkahar that some dacoits have snatched some money and mobile phones.
The NH&MP officers Patrolling Officer (PO) Azhar Hussain Shah and PO Rana Farooq immediately rushed to the spot and observed that a Suzuki white Alto car No LP-858 was parked and three armed persons were standing there, who started firing on NH&MP officers, which was retaliated by the officers.
In the meantime, the commando squad of NH&MP reached the spot, whereas the two dacoits tried to escape from there due to darkness.
However, they succeeded in stopping the car near Kallarkahar toll plaza and arrest one dacoit name Muhammad Shahid s/o Sartaj Khan r/o Mardan with a 30 bor pistol and live rounds, while another two dacoits fled from there.
During initial interrogations, he confessed snatching money from truck drivers.
In the second incident, a bus of Chaudhary Brothers Company bearing No LRT-3418 which was going from Lahore to DG Khan carrying 47 passengers when the bus reached near Akther Abad dacoits travelling in the bus started looting the passengers on gunpoint.
In the meantime, the bus gunman fired in the air on which the NH&MP patrolling officers PO Abdushakoor and PO Muhmmad Sajid rushed at the spot.
Commando Unit of NH&MP officers also reached there, and after exchange of fire, the NH&MP officers succeeded in arresting two dacoits named Mudasar Ahmed and Ashraf Mashi r/o Lahore and recovered two 30 bore pistols and live rounds, while other two dacoits succeeded in fleeing from there.
The NH&MP officers also arrested four dacoits along with ammunition near Pattoki and Khanewal on GT road.
Later the arrested dacoits & recovered arms and ammunition were handed over to the concerned local police for further investigation.