CIA busts gangs of purse snatchers, drug peddlers

ISLAMABAD: CIA and Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of Capital Cops busted two gangs involved in purse snatching and drug smuggling besides recovery of snatched cash, motorbike, hashish and weapons from their possession.
According to details, IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan has ordered crackdown against criminals specially involved in street crimes. Following these orders DIG Operations Waqar-ud-Din Syed has directed all zonal officers to accelerate their efforts to curb the crime in the city and no laxity would be tolerated in that regards.
Following these directions, SP Investigation Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanveer constituted special team under supervision of DSP CIA Hakim Khan including ASI Zulfiqar Ali along with other officials which successfully busted a gang of street criminals involved in purse snatching. Two of the nabbed criminals have been identified as Hamza Khan alias tiger s/o Lal Bad Shah and Ikram s/o Gul Khan resident of Alamabad Dhoke Hassu Rawalpindi. Cops’ team also recovered five snatched mobile phones, motorbike and weapons along with ammunition from their possession. During preliminary investigation, they confessed their involvement in several incidents in areas of Sabzi Mandi police stations. Further investigation is underway from them.

Moreover, a special team constituted by SP Investigation, under the supervision of In-charge ACLC SI Liaqat Ali including Sub-inspector Mashooq and others apprehended two drug smugglers namely Ghani and Imran. Police recovered 2400 gram hashish from their possession and impounded car used in the smuggling of the narcotics. Case have been registered against them while further investigation is also underway from them. IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan and DIG Operations Waqar-ud-Din Syed have appreciated overall performance of Police teams and announced commendation certificates along with cash