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Capital police nab two car thieves.

ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Police have busted a gang of car thieves and recovered stolen car besides getting clue about vehicles stolen by gangsters and later selling them in various areas, a police spokesman said on Monday.

According to details, SP Jameel Ahmed Hashmi constituted special teams for effective checking in various points of the city to curb car lifting incidents. One of the team comprising police officials of anti-car lifting cell including Inspector Fayyaz Ahmed Ranjha, ASIs Manzoor Elahi, Sarfaraz and Nadir Ali was performing duty on police picket near toll plaza when they stopped a car for checking.

Two occupants of car tried to speed away but were stopped by the police team. They were identified as Hafiz Abdullah Afghani s/o Ghulam Siddique and Ishfaq Ahmed s/o Muhammad Akram Awan.

On checking the car, police found jammers, two 30 bore pistols along with ammunition while car (AVK-156) with fake number plate being driven by them were also found stolen from Karachi Company.

During the preliminary investigation, the nabbed persons have confessed their involvement in several car theft incidents. They have also remained jail birds and confessed to take away stolen cars to KPK and sell them to other areas after changing their chassis numbers through tempering or cut and weld and preparing their fake documents.

SSP Islamabad Muhammad Ali Nekokara has appreciated this performance of ACLC team and further directed to trace the cars which they sold in other areas after tempering. He has asked all police officials for effective steps to curb car theft incidents and ensuring arrests of car receivers.

SSP said that IGP Islamabad Aftab Ahmed Cheema would be formally requested for special prize to the members of this police team.

Nekokara said that police pickets have been erected at the exit points of the city and significant success has been achieved in reducing car theft incidents.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Jul 22, 2014
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