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21 car thieves arrested, 47 vehicles recovered during last two months; says IGP.

ISLAMABAD -- Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of Islamabad Police has busted five gangs of car thieves comprising 21 persons during the last two months and recovered 34 snatched and 13 non-custom paid vehicles worth Rs. 41.6 million from them.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Inspector General of Police Dr. Sultan Azam Temuri said that all efforts are being made to curb crime in the city and ensure protection of lives and property of the citizens. He said that ACLC police recovered 34 vehicles and 13 non-custom paid vehicles from 21 car thieves of five various gangs. He said that challan of car lifters have been submitted in relevant courts after completing investigation.

The IGP also handed over keys of stolen and snatched vehicles to their actual owners. He said that accelerated efforts are being made to curb car lifting incidents. On the occasion, Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Najeeb Ur Rehman Bugvi, SP Investigation Zubair Ahmad Shaikh, Incharge ACLC Inspector Anees Akbar and other police officials were also present.

The IGP appreciated the hard work of SSP Islamabad Najeeb ur Rehman Bugvi and said that crime rate has significantly declined due to his efforts. He said that car theft incidents have been also curbed because of his special efforts in this regard.

Most of the recovered vehicles included Corolla, Mehran, Honda, Khyber, Suzuki pick ups, Cuore and Double Cabins. Twenty-two (22) vehicles were found stolen from areas of Industrial-Area, Shalimar, Shahzad Town, Koral, Golra, Sihala, Khanna, Margalla, Kohsar, Naseer-Abad, Sadiqabad, Chontra police stations and remaining 12 from various police stations of Lahore, Faisalabad, Karachi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Mr. Temuri said that efforts of ACLC has brought great reduction in car lifting incidents. IGP said that five teams of ACLC worked efficiently under guidance of SP (Investigation) Zubair Ahmed Sheikh and recovered these vehicles. He also appreciated the performance of team members including Sub-Inspector Mohammad Afzal Khan, Assistant Sub-Inspectors Nur Ullah, Habib Ullah, Mohammad Siddique, Akbar, Waheed Ahmed, Nadir Ali, Zohray Khan and others.

The nabbed persons have been identified as Bilal s/o Ziarat Khan , Fazal Subhan s/o Mohammad Zarian, Farooq Khan s/o Naiz Ali, Shakeel Ahmed s/o Aziz-Ur-Rehman , Rehmat s/o Gul Zada Afghani,

Zuabir Khan s/o Hakeem khan, Janas Khan s/o ALI Burhan, Shah s/o Umer Gul, Ishfaq s/o Mohammad Akram, Azher Mehmood s/o Ghulam Haider , Shabbar Abbas Shahs/o Azhar Hussain Shah, Asad Ilyas s/o Mohammad Ilyas, Nisar Ali s/o Mohammad Shah, Arshad Ilyas s/o Mohammad Ilyas, Sadaqat Masood, s/o Sahir, Shabbir s/o Mohammad Hanif, Zahoor s/o Mansab Khan , Abbas Khan s/o Mohammad Din, Shaker-Ullah s/o Mohammad Ameer, Habib-Ur-Rehman s/o Shah Nawaz and Faisal Sadiq s/o Mohammad Sadiq.

The vehicles recovered by the police bear the registration numbers as follows: Corolla IDE-5778, Corolla IDG-9743, Mehran LEB-7965, Mehran LRV-7785, Mehran NC-440, Mehran HF-517, Mehran LZQ-7762, Mehran FSB-2767, Corolla LEF-942, Cuore LEC-7658, Corolla LED-6562, Corolla LEA-668, Corolla RP-9200, Mehran LED-7025, Alto Car LWE-5237, Corolla ASG-361, Honda Civic ACY-781, Altas LED-4928, Honda LEH-2844, Vigo LWQ-0671, Suzuki ND-842, Mehran IDF-6504, Honda City HG-119, Suzuki Liana JY-275, Suzuki Pickup JA-5096, Mehran MQ-615, Corolla LEB-6759, Mehran LEA-9568, Mehran LED-8941, Bolan STH-9730, Bolan RLB-6355, Corolla IDG-1706, Suzuki Margalla STF-9520 and Grande AAU-818)

The IGP said that ACLC is working efficiently under supervision of In-Charge ACLC Anees Akbar and recovery rate of vehicles by Islamabad police is higher.

Talking to media persons, he said that a computerized system has been introduced to ensure effective patrolling in the city and 980 points are checked within 24 hours through it. He said that this system is connected with Safe City Project and is very much helpful for effective security in the city.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Apr 5, 2018
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