Two arrested for stealing surgical equipment in Swat

Surgical equipment, scrap material recovered from the accused’s possession

Our Correspondent August 23, 2015

MINGORA: The anti-corruption unit in Swat arrested on Sunday two men from Saidu Teaching Hospital for trying to steal hospital equipment.

“The incident occurred in the morning when casualty police informed us about the theft and of arresting two accused,” an official of the unit told The Express Tribune. “The accused were identified as Faisal Iqbal, driver at the hospital, and Barkat Ali, a labourer at the facility.”

Surgical equipment and scrap material was recovered from the accused’s possession, he added.

“Both the persons confessed of stealing the equipment from the gynaecology ward of the hospital and revealed names of two more persons who were involved with them in stealing equipment from the hospital.”

However, the official added, he could not disclose the names of other two persons but they will soon arrest them and further investigation is under way.


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