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June 20, 2021

Three cheated out of their cars by interprovincial rental car fraudsters

 
June 20, 2021

In a rental car scam, police have recently registered several cases against the owner of a rent-a-car firm in the city suspected of being involved in a large-scale fraud.

Three citizens, Gulzar Hussain, Zahid Maqsood Malik and Rajab Ali, have approached the Steel Town police in the recent days, claiming that the a person, Bilal, son of Fayyaz, who runs a rent-a-car-business, Bilal Transport, in Gulshan-e-Hadeed within the limits of the Steel Town police station, is involved in a fraud.

“We had given our cars to a rent-a-car firm to rent it out but he [Bilal] sold the cars to third parties,” says Rajab Ali, one of the victims. “Thankfully, my car has been traced and recovered, but the remaining two cars are yet to be recovered.”

Ali said Bilal sold the cars with the help of a middleman, Zubair Jatoi. He added that Steel Town police station officer Irfan Sehto raided a rent-a-car office in Larkana and took the custody of the middleman, but the police officer said the gang members were creating troubles for the police in bringing the suspect back to Karachi.

Police said Bilal was apparently a member of the interprovincial gang and Saifullah and Zubair Jatoi were the key members of the gang who cheated citizens out of their cars and later sold them to other parties.

Police sources said the key suspect, Bilal, was hiding in Lahore and trying to leave the country. Police suspected the gang could have been involved in more such cases.

Man injured

A stray bullet hit and injured a person in the Muslimabad area within the limits of the Quaidabad police station on Saturday.

The injured person was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he was identified as 40-year-old Hameedullah, son of Saeed Shah.