Rawalpindi: 2 gangs involved in armed robberies busted
RAWALPINDI: The Gunjmandi and Civil Lines Police have busted two gangs of dacoits involved in hundreds of armed dacoities in major cities of the country recovering cash and valuables to the tune of millions of rupees. SSP (Operation) Akhtar Abbas and SP (Rawal Town) Chaudhary Hanif said in a press conference held in Civil Lines Police Station, Monday. Station house officer (SHO) Ganjmandi who busted notorious Kiani gang, was also present on the occasion. The SSP said that Ganjmandi Police have broken the Kiani gang arresting two gangsters identified as Mohammad Nadeem Kiani, son of Ghulam Hussain, hailing from Bagh, AJK, and Ali Jibran, son of Chan Mehboob, resident of Dhoke Syedan, when a gang of five was ready to hit a shop.
He said that three among them including Sabz Shah, resident of Christian Colony, Girja Road; Ayyaz Shah, resident of Sadiqabad, and Iqbal, alias Bala Kasai, living in Sadiqabad, managed to escape from the scene. He said that arms and ammunition, two Toyota Corolla cars and other looted valuables including cash were recovered from their possession.
The SSP said that keeping in view of increasing incidents of street crimes, he asked the SHOs of the police stations to make strategy to counter such incidents and to take it as challenge. He said that Civil Lines Police arrested two members of a gang previously based in Karachi.
He said that the suspects identified as Badshah Khan, hailing from Kohat, and Rashed Ilahi, resident of Dhoke Noor, Tulsa Road, Rawalpindi, have confessed committing over 100 dacoities in different cities of the country including Karachi. The SSO said that they were involved in Habib Bank, Dheri Hassanabad Branch, dacoity on May 16, from where they looted Rs2.75 million cash and dacoity at Habib Bank, Tarnol Branch, on May 8 in which they took away Rs4.5 million. He said that a gun snatched from the security guard of Habib Bank, Dheri Hassanabad Brach, has been recovered from their custody. He said that police teams have been sent to various places to hunt down the other members of the gang identified as Hayat Khan (Kohat), Abid Habib (Kohat), Bashir (Karachi), Bilal (Faisalabad) and Sulman (Karachi).