Rawalpindi: Man involved in USC warehouse robbery jailed
RAWALPINDI: An additional district and sessions judge Rawalpindi sent a man allegedly involved in robbing daily use items from Utility Stores Corporation (USC) warehouses and cash worth millions of rupees to Adiala Jail for identification parade.
The nominated robbers robbed 12 regional warehouses in different cities of the country including twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The court sent kingpin of the gang, Muhammad Arif Khan to Adiala Jail for identification parade.
Utility Stores Corporation (USC) Regional Manager Raja Abdul Latif registered a case No.9 under Section of 395/ppc with Sihala Police Station against Muhammad Arif Khan, Yasir Rais, Shamsher Khan, Muhammad Bahadar, Gull Roz, Muhammad Zareen Khan, Muhammad Shakil, Jhangir Khan, Shahjhan Khan, Zar Wali Khan, Muhammad Naeem Khan, Malik Arif, Musharraf Khan, Abdul Raheem and Naqeeb Ahmed in January 25, 2009.
These men allegedly robbed daily use items worth Rs5.78 million from Rawalpindi Region Warehouse. All lower, high and even Supreme Court rejected the bail application of Muhammad Arif Khan in the robbery cases. Utility Stores Corporation (USC) management filed an application with higher authorities to transfer to CIA Police.
On USC request the case was transferred the case to CIA Police. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) CIA appointed Inspector Muhammad Bashir for further investigation in the case. On July 6, 2010, CIA police raided different areas and arrested Muhammad Arif Khan.
The other nominated robbers were in Peshawar and Haripur Jails involved in some other robbery cases. The CIA police filed an application with Khyber Pakhthunkhwa Home Department for arresting other robbers after they complete their punishment in Peshawar and Haripur jails because of their involvement in USC robbery case.