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July 12, 2017

Sadar Division tops in crime against property


July 12, 2017

LAHORE:Sadar Division of Lahore Police topped in incidents related to crime against property as at least 230 cases were registered in June.

Official data shows even posh localities of the division are not safe from thieves and robbers. Crime increased by 12 percent in a month as 201 incidents were registered in May. At least 34 incidents of robbery, 14 car lifting and snatching, 92 motorcycle lifting and snatching, 79 burglary and three cases of other vehicle lifting and snatching were reported.

In Sundar police limits, which have big housing societies including Bahria Town, at least 42 incidents of burglary were reported during the first six months of the current year. During the period, 16 incidents of robbery, 23 of bike theft, six of bike snatching, two of car theft and snatching and one case under Section 382 of PPC was registered.

On June 4, thieves broke into the house of Syed Javed Hussain and made away with cash, gold ornaments and cell phones, worth over Rs600,000. Sundar police registered FIR 561/17 under Section 457/380 of PPC. Investigation police have yet to arrest the thieves.

On July 3, thieves stormed into the house of Tahir Shakoor in Bahria Town and made away with 100 tola gold worth Rs5million. Police registered FIR 623/17 under section 457/380 of PPC. Despite eight days, Investigation police could not trace the thieves despite a strict security system of the locality. On June 18, Imran-ul-Haque was shot at and injured on resistance during robbery in Sundar.

The residents have complained about increasing incidents of theft and indifference of police. The official data further shows Cantonment Division stood second with over 203 incidents of crime against property in June. Crime increased by 20 percent as 170 cases were registered in May. The cases included 40 incidents of robberies, seven car lifting, 97 motorcycle-lifting and snatching, four other vehicle lifting, snatching and 55 burglary and theft cases. On June 24, Imtiaz was shot dead in Defence A when he tried to apprehend a fleeing robber.  The victim was settled in Canada and had come to Lahore to spend Eid with his parents.

On June 17, Mohsin was injured on resistance during robbery in Ghaziabad. On June 25, Fakhar Usman was shot at and injured on resistance during robbery in Factory Area.

City Division was calculated on third number with 160 reported cases. The cases included 43 robberies, 10 car-lifting, 85 motorcycle-lifting, snatching, two other vehicle lifting and 19 burglaries. Crime increased by 17pc as 136 cases were registered in May.

On June 09, Haider was injured on resistance Islampura.  The suspects involved in the case were arrested after the incident. Model Town Division stood fourth with a total of 129 incidents of crime against property. The cases included one dacoity, 29 incidents of robbery, seven car-lifting, 56 motorcycle-lifting and snatching, three other vehicle lifting and 33 cases of burglaries and theft.

Crime increased by 13 percent as 115 cases were registered in May. On June 6, Rabia Bibi was shot at and injured on resistance in Garden Town. Iqbal Town Division remained on number 5 with 123 reported incidents. The cases included 29 robberies, six car-lifting/snatching, 67 bike-lifting, snatching and 18 burglaries. Crime increased by 19 percent as 104 cases were registered in May.

In Civil Lines, 105 cases were registered. The cases included 37 incidents of robbery, four car-lifting, 46 bike-lifting and 15 burglary. Crime increased by 8.25pc as 97 cases were registered in May.

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