Islamabad: Afghan car lifters’ gang busted
ISLAMABAD: Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of the Islamabad police has busted a gang of three Afghan nationals after police encounter in the precincts of the Sabzi Mandi Police Station.
Police had held them on the suspect of stealing cars, a police spokesman said.
He said that senior police officials assigned the task to the superintendent of police (SP0 Investigation to arrest those involved in car theft incidents.
Two special teams headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ghulam Muhammad Baqir were constituted which included Assistant Sub–inspectors Nadir Ali, Nur Ullah, Habib Ullah, Constables Abdul Rauf, Nishat, Nisar Khan, Allah Dad and others.
One of the team was conducting checking at the IJP Road near a toll plaza picket when it signalled a car to stop. Two persons came out of the car and started straight firing on police team while police succeeded to overpower three others in retaliatory action, the spokesperson said.
The nabbed persons have been identified as Nabi Ullah alias Chirah, Zareef and Nawab, residents of Afghanistan. During the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that fake number plate was placed on this car stolen from the New Town area while originally it had different registration numbers.
They also confessed their involvement in several car lifting incidents in Rawalpindi and Islamabad while police team has been constituted for arrest of other absconding criminals, he added.
Another police team succeeded to bust another five-member gang involved in selling cars in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) after hiring them.
The nabbed persons have been identified as Ameen alias Bila, Sajid, Khalid alias Jangi, Yahya Khan and Khalid while police also recovered a vehicle from them.