LAHORE: A judicial magistrate on Wednesday extended the physical remand of four robbery suspects for two more days. Model Town police had arrested Shamshad Begum, Iqra, Mehak and Nadeem. Police said they were part of a robber’s gang. “They used to gain access to households by pretending to be relatives of residents. The four are involved in several robberies in Gulberg, Anarkali and Township areas,” police said. Police requested the magistrate for more time to question the suspects and recover the stolen cash and jewellery. Talking to The Express Tribune, Sana, the daughter of Shamshad Begum, said they had come from Karachi to visit some relatives. “Lahore police arrested my family and have implicated them in a false case,” she said.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2015.