Pindi witnesses surge in street crimes

Unknown dacoits on Monday deprived a Major of Pakistan Army of cash and mobile phone at gunpoint in the limits of Police Station (PS) Race Course, besides hitting four other localities swaging cash, gold, mobile phones, motorcycles and valuables.Police, as usual, filed cases on the complaints of the victims and launched investigation.

According to details, Major Amir Saleem of Pakistan Army was going somewhere in his car in the limits of PS Race Course when intruders intercepted his car and pointed guns on his head. Later, the robbers snatched Rs 40,000, mobile phone and ATM cars from Major and fled.A citizen Fahad Saeed reported to PS RA Bazaar that dacoits 3 snatched motorcycle and cash from him on gunpoint and managed to escape after committing the crime.

The robbers carrying sophisticated weapons stormed into a shop owned by Muhammad Iqrar Khan at Sadiqabad and made the shopkeeper hostage. The robbers looted Rs 25,000 and mobile phone and escaped. In the area of PS Civil Line, unknown robbers also deprived Adnan Iftikhar of Rs 3000 and mobile phone on gunpoint while two intruders arrived at the home of Saeed Anwar at Naseerabad and plundered Rs 25,000 cash and 8 tolas of gold ornaments.Police took up cases against the robbers on the complaints of victims.

Meanwhile, in a daring robbery incident, two dacoits injured a shopkeeper upon resistance by firing and looted mobile phones valuing Rs 0.5 million at Shehbaz Plaza, within the limits of Police Station Cannt here on Monday.The occurring of the crime in a shop located at a few yards away from PS Cannt has exposed the poor performance of police. SHO hushed up the matter saying it was not robbery but an internal dispute between two parties in which two people injured.According to sources, two dacoits riding on a bike came into Mobile Collection, a shop at Shehbaz Plaza, Saddar and pointed guns on shopkeepers.

On showing resistance, the robbers opened fire and injured Usama, the shopkeeper. Later, they collected mobile phones worth Rs 500,000 and fled. On information, police rushed to the scene and shifted the injured to hospital.When SHO Ishtiaq was contacted, he denied any robbery and said it was a clash between two parties in which two persons got injured.

He said not a single mobile was stolen. ‘You (this scribe) better know these traders. First they wrangled then throw mud into police eyes by crafting such stories’ SHO added. Till the filing of this report, no case was registered.