Peshawar: Policemen, IB man held in robbery case
PESHAWAR: Local police on Tuesday arrested their four personnel and one official of Intelligence Bureau over an armed robbery and seized foreign and local notes. SP (city) Asif Iqbal told reporters at Malik Saad Khan Police Lines that gunmen stopped moneychanger Arshad Ali at motorway interchange on Oct 24 and snatched a bag full of foreign and local currency notes when he was on the way to Chowk Yadgar Currency Exchange Market from Mardan in a car.
He said Paharipura police registered a case against robbers and began investigation and later found out that some of the accused were policemen. The SP said with the help of sketches, police arrested robbers, including police sub-inspector Noor Islam, constables Waseem, Kaleem and Shahzad, and an IB official.
He said police recovered 380,000 Saudi riyals and Rs2.1 million notes, two pistols and two kalashnikovs from their possession. Mr Iqbal said efforts were underway to arrest other members of the gang involved in armed robberies in city areas of Peshawar.