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Goats worth Rs1.5m snatched from truck in Jauhar

By Our Correspondent
June 13, 2024
A representational image of goats. — APP File
A representational image of goats. — APP File

Four unidentified armed suspects snatched sacrificial goats worth Rs1.5 million from a truck near Kamran Chowrangi in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar area on Wednesday.

The aggrieved trader has filed a complaint with the Jauhar police.

The victim, Rehan, said that when the truck from Hyderabad reached near Kamran Chowrangi, the four suspects on two motorbikes held the driver hostage at gunpoint.

The trader said the truck driver had been searching for the delivery address when the incident happened, adding that the suspects also stole cash and a mobile phone from the driver.

Separately, acting on a tip-off, the SITE Super Highway Industrial Area police arrested six suspects who had escaped after snatching cattle worth millions of rupees, and recovered 35 calves from them.

District East SSP Dr Farrukh Raza said a trader from Rahim Yar Khan had brought his calves to Karachi to sell them at the cattle market established at the Northern Bypass.

The suspects gave the trader Rs400,000 as token payment before loading 41 of his animals onto trucks, then took the vehicles towards Al-Azam Square, where the suspects took out their weapons to force the trader off the truck he was on. The suspects then sped away with the cattle and held them in an enclosure.

When the SITE Super Highway police received information about the incident, they took action and recovered 35 of the calves, arresting the suspects identified as Zafar, Shah Murad, Phannu, Qadir Bakhsh, Saeed Ahmed and Usman. The SSP said that the suspects are being interrogated about the six missing calves.