Two people were arrested by the Islamabad Police after they allegedly confessed of being involved in several car theft incidents and gave the authorities information on the whereabouts of the cars.
A police spokesperson said one of the special teams, constituted by SP Jameel Ahmed Hashmi to check car lifting in the city, stopped a car during routine checking near the Motorway Toll Plaza.
One of the teams, comprising police officials of the anti-car lifting cell, stopped a car for checking near the Motorway Toll Plaza.
The two occupants tried to speed away but were stopped by the police team, comprising officials of the anti-car lifting cell. They were identified as Hafiz Abdullah Afghani, son of Ghulam Siddique, and Ishfaq Ahmed, son of Muhammad Akram Awan.
Upon checking the car, police officials found jammers, two 30-bore pistols and ammunition. Further investigation revealed that the car had fake number plates and had been reported stolen from Karachi Company.
During the preliminary investigation, the suspected thieves confessed to their involvement in several cases of car theft.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2014.