NOWSHERA: Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted an inter-district gang of robbers and arrested its 5 members along with a stolen vehicle, two pistols and Rs 1.5 million.
District Police officer, Mansoor Aman during a press conference informed that a month ago, a resident of Talagang, Maqsood Ahmad reported to the police that he was on the way to Rawalpindi from Peshawar along with friends, when they were stopped by unknown persons clad in police uniforms in Risalpur and snatched the vehicle along with Rs3.64 million cash from them.
After the tragedy, the District Police Officer (DPO), Nowshera formed a team comprising of Superintendent of police, Nowshera Cant police station Tassawar Khan, DSP Luqman Khan, Sub-inspector (SI) Sajid to investigate the case and arrest the gang members.
“Technical procedures were used to reach to the criminals within 25 days,” said the Police officer. “Several arrests were made in Peshawar, Charssada and Mardan districts and recovered the snatched vehicle.”
Nowshera police informed that gang robbed people posing as policemen by using official uniform and vehicles. Two of the arrests were made from Saro Shah in Mardan district, however, the police said the gang operated across districts. Three arrests were made by Nowshera police while several arrests were also made by Peshawar police.
Those arrested were identified as Wajid Ali, a resident of Utmanzai in Charsadda, Yousaf a resident of Mandari in Charsadda district and Salim resident of Kakshal in Peshawar. Two of the accused are in custody of Mardan Police.
The DPO informed that currency notes of Rs1.5 million were recovered from their possession and further investigation is underway.
Maqsood Ahmad expressed satisfaction over the police performance and said that the police very professionally conducted the investigation from the day first. The police officer added that it was all the results of teamwork that materialized into a big success.