Police bust gang of snatchers inspired by Bollywood's Dhoom

Gang members wanted in more than 20 other incidents


Our Correspondent July 19, 2019
Gang members wanted in more than 20 other incidents. PHOTO: EXPRESS

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Police busted a four-member biker gang involved in snatching purses and chains of women.

“The suspects, who called themselves Farhan Fani Gang, said they got the idea from Bollywood movie Dhoom,” said Saddar SP Rai Mazhar.

The gang only targeted newly-wed and rich women who wear gold jewelry SP Mazhar told a press conference presenting the educated suspects.

People robbed of cash, valuables in Rawalpindi

The gang-members, all from affluent families, were wanted in more than 20 incidents of snatching.

They would swoop down on victim, snatch chain or purse and ride away, Mazher said.

The police recovered two motorcycles, four pistols, 23 bullets and Rs150,000 cash from the suspects.

SP Mazhar said Fani Gang included Farhan Ali, Majid Shah, Faizan Ali and Irfan.

They had become friends at a local a gym where they used to go for bodybuilding and decided to start ill-practice to fulfill desire to get rich in young age.

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