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9 car lifters arrested, 7 cars, 4 bikes recovered

Islamabad : Anti-Vehicle Lifting Cell (AVLC) of Islamabad Police has arrested nine accused of two inter-provincial gangs of car and motorbike lifters, seven vehicles and four motorbikes recovered from them worth millions of rupees, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

According to details, DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar directed to ensure renewed efforts against those involved in car/motorbike lifting.

Following his directions, SSP (Investigation) Atta Ur-Rehman assigned a special task to AVLC to curb car theft incidents and ensure arrest of car lifters and their receivers. He constituted a special team headed by ASP AVLC, In-Charge AVLC Sub-Inspector Habib-Ullah including ASIs Zaka Shah, Waheed Ahmed, Manzoor Elahi, Abara Shah and others.

This team succeeded to arrest nine accused of two inter-provincial gangs of car and motorbike lifters identified as Kamran Kashmiri, Sikander Hayat, Zahuid Iqbal, Sabbar Hussain, Ilyas, Muhmmad Nadeem, Muhammad Hassan Alias Samri, Muhammad Iqbal and Shahbaz beside recovery of seven vehicles and four motorbikes worth millions of rupees.

The vehicles recovered from these gangsters have been found stolen from various areas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and their details are as follows:

Toyota Corolla (LEE-2589), Suzuki Mehran (LZC-9825), Suzuki Pick-up (TA-785), Suzuki Mehran (MNA-3617), Suzuki Mehran (MW-714), motorbikes, registration nos RIR-6793 and CAL-397, motorbike CD-70cc and 125. IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil Ur Rehman and DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar have appreciated this overall performance and announced cash prizes and commendation certificates for team members.