Cops bust inter-provincial gang of car lifters


-Recover 12 cars

By U.Zee

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of Capital Cops, in a bid to tighten noose around anti-social elements, busted an inter-provincial gang of car lifters and recovered 12 stolen cars from it worth around Rs. 20 million. According to details, IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan directed DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed to ensure effective policing measures in the city and curb incidents of car thefts. Following these directions, he constituted special teams under supervision of SP (Investigation) Malik Naeem Iqbal. One of the team headed by DSP CIA Hakim Khan including In-Charge ACLC Sub-Inspector Liaqat Ali, ASIs Manzoor Elah, Sajid Mehmud and others succeeded to bust a notorious gang of car lifters known as Zia-ul-Haq alias Bila. The police team nabbed three gangsters identified as ring leader Zia-ul-Haq alias Bila, Farooq alias Babar and Master Ilyas. They confessed during preliminary investigation to lift cars from twin cities of Islamabad ad Rawalpindi as well as other districts of Punjab and later selling them in various areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The cars recovered from this gang bear the registration numbers as follows: LZL-3172 (Corolla); PC-969; AGO-921 (Corolla); LXW-636; LEA-9393 (Cultus); LEE-4384 (Passo); LEE-9149; AMB-187 (GLI); AGK-789 (Corolla); MH-307 (Corolla); LEB-7488 (Suzuki Mehran) and AAW-992 (Bolan).
DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed has appreciated his overall performance of ACLC police team and announced cash prize and commendation certificates for the team members. He has further directed to continue crackdown against car lifter as car theft rate has declined in Capital due to hard work of Islamabad police.