Though the Saidu Sharif police on Thursday succeeded in nabbing a stubborn gang involved in motorbike-lifting, the achievement was marred when one of the accused divulged that the gang received help from police personnel.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Akhtar Hayat expressed resentment over the alleged involvement of police in the theft cases. He said that no leniency will be given to any police official if found guilty of the crime, and vowed to bring the culprits to task.
A senior police official stated that as many as five motorcycles have been recovered from the gang’s custody, and added that further investigations are underway.
Mohammad Ali, a social activist, said there was a time when incidents of lifting vehicles were uncommon; however, the trend of motorcycle theft has escalated with time. “We could even park our vehicles outside over night. But that is not an option anymore,” he added.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2012.
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