Rounded up: 16 detained for pickpocketing at PTI rally  

The team arrested Sabir Hussain in a raid

Our Correspondent August 10, 2016

NOWSHERA: At least 16 people have been detained in Nowshera for their alleged involvement in cases of pickpocketing at PTI’s Tehreek-e-Ehtesab rally on August 7.

Speaking at a news conference in Nowshera on Wednesday, Nowshera DPO Wahid Mehmood said cash and weapons were seized from the suspects. “They were also involved in cases of burglary in K-P and other provinces.”

According to Mehmood, a team was constituted under the supervision of the Azakhel SHO after a series of complaints were registered by participants of the rally.  The team arrested Sabir Hussain in a raid. “The police have arrested 15 burglars from different areas on information provided by Sabir,” he said. “The case has been registered in Nowshera police station.”

Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2016.


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