ISLAMABAD: Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Islamabad Police has busted three notorious gangs of dacoits who were allegedly involved in snatching cabs from drivers, purses from women and looting valuables from the houses after making inmates hostage at gun point.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Senior Superintendent of Police Islamabad Yaseen Farooq said that there had been complaints about dacoity incidents in various areas after which special task was assigned to CIA police to arrest those criminals involved in such nature of crime.
Special teams under supervision of SP (Investigation) Ch. Liaqat Ali were constituted which included In-Charge CIA Bashir Ahmed Noon, Sub-Inspector Muhammad Ali, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Azhar Mehmud ASIs Riaz Macon, Syed Haider Ali Shah, Zafar Iqbal, Abul Hafeez and others.
After hectic efforts during the last two weeks, the SSP said these teams succeeded to nab 12 criminals who were involved in snatching cabs from drivers after hiring them, taking away purses as well as jewellery of women after riding on motorbikes with helmets and looting houses at gun points.
Police also recovered eight pistols along with ammunition, three snatched Suzuki Mehran vehicles (LXD-4887, RIB-4732, LRM-387), cash received after selling other vehicles, gold ornaments, looted items worth hundreds of thousands of rupees and foreign currency including $ 6000 and 600 Euro from them.
During the preliminary investigation, these nabbed criminals have confessed to commit 18 dacoities in areas of various police stations including Secretariat, Margallah, Koral, Shehzad town, Nilore, Ramna,
Shalimar, Industrial area and Sabzi Mandi police stations.
The gangsters involved in snatching cabs have been identified as Ismail s/o Nur Muhammad resident of Mangora Swat, Adnan s/o Muhammad Saleem resident of Dhok Kazim Chatta Bakhtawar Islamabad, Noshad Akhtar Kiani s/o Muhammad Akhtar Kiani resident of Sohawa district Jhelum, Muhammad Aslam alias Sikandar s/o Muhamamd Azam resident of Peshawar, Rashid Mehmud s/o Haroon Rasheed resident of Jewra Tehsil Kahuta and Fazal ur Rehman s/o Farooq resident of Khusab.
Those involved in street crime and snatching purses as well as ornaments from women have been identified as Tahir Mehmud alias Foji s/o Sardar Bux resident of Shahpur Saddar Sargodha, Ameer s/o Muhammad Basheer resident of Chak No.7 Bhlawal district Sargodha.
The other dacoits looting valuablesafter storming into houses have been identified as Kamran s/o Muhammad Pervez resident of Rehmat Colony Sheikhupura, Mian Arif s/o Muhammad Sharif resient of Labor Colony Sheikhupura, Naveed Masih s/o Nazeer Masih and Wilson Masih s/o Pitras Masih residents of Iqbal town Islamabad.
Lauding the efforts of CIA police team, SSP Islamabad Farooq Yaseen said that it is the prime responsibility of police to ensure protection to the lives and property of citizens and every possible effort would be made to accomplish this task in dutiful manner.
He hoped for further better performance of CIA police in future and said that IGP Islamabad Bani Amin Khan has also announced to award cash and special prizes to these teams of CIA police.
Later, the SSP Yaseen Farooq handed over recovered valuables to their
actual owners and keys to the owners of vehicles. (APP)