Valuables worth millions of rupees were reduced to ashes when a fire erupted at a motorcycle and foam manufacturing factory on Guru Mangat Road on Thursday.
The fire was so huge that rescue teams and fire brigade took more than four hours to extinguish it. Rescue officials said that fire broke out in the factory at about around 01.30pm reportedly due to a short circuit.
The employees of the factory had come outside the factory to eat their food during lunch break. In no time, the fire engulfed the whole building due to inflammable material inside the factory that included different chemicals and foam used for manufacturing seats of bikes. The area was filled with heavy clouds of smoke that could be seen from a distance of six kilometres. The smoke was so dense that people started feelings suffocation.
Rescue teams and fire brigade fought the fire for at least four hours. Rescue officials said that they had controlled the fire while the cooling process was continuing. They said that cooling process might take three to four more hours.Two fire vehicles were put on standby for whole night to respond immediately in case of any untoward incident. No casualty was reported. Teams of police and Dolphin Force also reached there to maintain law and order and help the people stranded in a nearby building in their rescue.
ARRESTED: Iqbal Town CIA claimed to have arrested four suspected members of a dacoit gang on Thursday.
The suspects were arrested by a special police team during a raid conducted on a hideout. The accused were identified as Allah Ditta alias Bhaloo, Shahbaz alias Iffi, Adeel alias Adeela and Javed alias Jaida. Valuables and cash worth hundreds of thousands of rupees were recovered from them.
The suspects have confessed to many robbery bids during initial investigation and have been to jail many times.
bikes recovered: Anti-vehicle lifting staff of Model Town police claimed to have arrested two suspected bike lifters and recovered 10 stolen bikes from their custody on Thursday.
The accused were arrested by a special police team from a hideout. They were identified as Gulfam Mayo alias Gulfami and Ali Raza. The accused used to open motorcycles with master keys and steal them. They have confessed of many robbery bids during initial investigations and they are history-sheeters.
Land retrieved: As a result of the efforts of Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC), Punjab, 55 Kanal and five Marla land of an overseas Pakistani belonging to Sheikhupura, currently living in the United States, has been retrieved.
The land had been in illegal possession of three persons for the last eight years. OPC Punjab Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti said that after receiving a complaint by Dr Iftikhar Chaudhry about this illegal possession, the case was referred to District Overseas Committee, Sheikhupura, which retrieved the land at Ghazi Minara, district Sheikhupura.
found dead: A body of a 20-year-old unidentified woman was found lying in front of women's gate of Data Darbar on Thursday.
The Bhatti Gate Police Station SHO said the deceased looked an addict, and evidences suggested that she died due to drug addiction. However, he said, autopsy and further investigation would help ascertain the cause of her death. Police are searching for her family.
condolence: Punjab Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera telephoned Sindh IGP A D Khwaja and expressed his condolence on the killings of seven police officials who were martyred in Karachi during their security duties with polio teams.
He expressed his grief over the tragic incident, and extended his and Punjab police’s solidarity with the families of the martyred cops.
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