Snatchers’ gang held, loot recovered

ISLAMABAD: PS Khanna police team has arrested a gang of four criminals who have been found involved in several snatching and street crime incidents in the city.
The police also recovered snatched motorbikes, mobile phones, digital cameras and weapons along with ammunition from them.
According to the details, SSP Operations, Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer had categorically directed all the Zonal SPs to accelerate their efforts to arrest the accused involved in street crime and snatching incidents and recover the looted items.
Following these directions, SP Rural Zone, Nosherwan constituted police teams under supervision of SDPO Shehzad Town, ASP Usman Munir. A Khanna Police team headed by SHO Khanna police station Sub-Inspector Ashiq Khan and also including SI Ghulam Mustafa and other police officials ensured high vigilance in the area and succeeded to nab 4 snatchers.
These accused were preparing for dacoity and the police team, on a tip of, conducted a successful raid and arrested them. The accused have been identified as Usaid s/o Fazal Raheem, Sani Boss s/o Gul Abbas, Noor Najaf s/o Pervaiz Masih and Jawad Masood s/o Masood Raheem. The Police team also recovered 3 motorbikes , mobile phone, digital camera, and pistols along with ammunition from their possession.
SSP Operations has said that during the preliminary investigation, the accused have confessed their involvement in several incidents of snatching and street crime in the areas of Khanna, Lohi Bher, Koral, Sihala and Express Highway. The accused used to commit crime on gunpoint at midnight and snatched motorbikes, cameras, mobile phones and other valuables.
Furthermore, Lohibher police arrested two accused Aziz Khan and Muhammad Ali Bukhari involved in a murder and dacoity case and recovered looted cash Rs 3,08,000 from their possession. IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman and DIG Operations Afzaal Ahmed Kausar have appreciated this performance and announced cash rewards and commendation certificates for the team.
SSP Operations emphasized that, Islamabad Police is determined to curb snatching incidents in the city and numerous gangs have been apprehended previously. “Safety and Security of the citizens is our duty and no stone would be unturned in this regard†he added.