Lahore: Auto-lifter gang arrested, 34 vehicles recovered
LAHORE: The Anti Car Lifting Staff claimed to have arrested a ringleader of the Nizam Din alias Shahanshah Car lifting Gang along with his two accomplices involved in the theft of 106 vehicles in Lahore and recovered 34 vehicles valuing around 27.2 million from their possession. SP CRO Jamaat Ali Bukhari constituted a team to nab car lifters. The police team checked Toyota Corolla GLI car at Thokar Niaz Baig which during scrutiny was found to have been snatched from the precincts of PS Township. Accused Nizam Din alias Shahanshah and his two accomplices Awais and Jamshead were arrested and interrogated. During the interrogation, accused disclosed to have been involved in the theft of 106 vehicles in Lahore. As many as 34 vehicles have been recovered while efforts are underway for the recovery of the remaining vehicles.
Disclosing their modus operandi, accused disclosed that they used to move around posh areas during late night and wee hours. Wherever they found a new model Toyota Corolla, Honda or Suzuki Mehran, they stole it by breaking its rear door window glass. The stolen vehicles were taken to one Afaq Khan alias Aftab Khan r/o Dara Adam Khael in Peshawar via Motorway who subsequently got the vehicle shifted to Afghanistan by crossing Hango Tull Border.
Accused have made their houses in posh areas of Lahore and Islamabad and have kept expensive cars for their use. Accused are history-sheeters and have committed vehicle thefts mostly in PS Defense A & B, South Cantt, Nawab Town, Johar Town, Sattokatla and Township in Lahore.
Besides gang’s ringleader Nizam Din alias Shahanshah r/o Pam Street No.4 near PS Old Anarkali Lahore, his accomplices Muhammad Jamshead r/o Sheeman Wala Khoo, Begum Kot Lahore and Muhammad Awais r/o Khayaban-e-Sir Syed Rawalpindi have also been arrested.
Additional IG/CCPO Muhammad Aslam Tareen has announced cash awards and commendation certificates for the raiding party on.