Rawalpindi: CIA busts gang being operated from Dubai
RAWALPINDI: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) has busted an organised gang of robbers being operated from Dubai by Tahir Dodh, who is wanted by Islamabad and Punjab police in more than 300 armed dacoities and murders, police sources said. Tahir Dodh was based in Islamabad and used to run his gang from Chakri Road, but the Islamabad Police failed to arrest him due to his alleged political influence and roots in police. Finally, he managed to escape to South Africa with the alleged help of police authorities and influential people. Sources said that Tahir Dodh started operating his gang from South Africa and later shifted to Dubai.
Tahir Dodh expanded his activities and included young men in his gang. He started operating in the districts of Punjab, especially Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock. Sources said that his gang started committing highway robberies and looted hundreds of vehicles, including passenger buses, in and around Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Sources said that SP (CIA) Waseem Haider, accepting the challenge, constituted teams to follow Tahir Dohd’s gang members and finally made headway to their hideouts. The CIA team arrested two members of the gang, led by Raja Fayyaz, a resident of Khainwan, near Kaliam Sharif, and Amir Shahzad hailing from village Mial of Chauntra, when they reached the District Courts, Rawalpindi, to get freed one of their accomplices arrested by the Rawalpindi Police, sources said. They added that police recovered gold ornaments and other looted valuables worth million of rupees from their possession.
During preliminary investigation, the arrested men told police that they were linked with Aftab Tabi’s gang, but after his killing in a police encounter, they joined the gang of Tahir Dodh, who was operating from abroad. They told police that seven young men have recently been added to the gang after giving them training.