Mirpur police bursts robbers band- Arrests 3 accused;


Recovers looted money of Rs. 5.5 million from the bandits: SSP Raja Irfan Salim,

MIRPUR (AJK):    In an immediate whirl-wind dramatic action, Islamgarh (Mirpur) Police netted three members an alleged absconding robbers band within 48 hours of the offense and recovered the stolen money of over Rs. 5.5 million from the possession of the arrested accused, police said.

Unveiling the story, Mirpur Senior Superintendent Police Raja Irfan Salim told this Correspondent here Wednesday that a robbers band stormed a parked car belonging to one Wajid Rasheed son of Abdul Rasheed, owner of Islamgarh Currency Exchange, Islamgarh town in outskirt of Mirpur at about 7.30 Monday (Feb. 24) night and the looted the money of Pak Rs. 22 lakh, 67 thousand and 400 besides the British Pounds 15, 975 from the car through breaking the side screen of the vehicle and escaped from the scene.

The SSP continued that the car’s owner immediately informed Islamgarh police about the incident. In response, the police team led by SHO Imraz Shoukat d Beat Officer Bankhurma cordoned off entire vicinity and unearthed the accused with the help of the CCTV cameras ettig all three of the accused involved in the robbery.

ccused were identified as Areeu ur Rehman son of Shabir Ahmed, Rizwan son of Muhammad Razaq Sudhan of Khuiratta (Kotli AJK), AND Shiraz son of akram r/o Khaliqabad Mirpur city recovering the looted money of over Rs. 5.5 million besides two unlicensed 30-bore pistols from the custody of the alleged bandits.
The district police chief said that during the preliminary investigations, the arrested accused also confessed of snatching Rs. 60 thousand and gold ornaments in a dacoity they allegedly committed at the house of one Muhammad Najeeb son of Muhammad Hussain r/o sector G/1 Mirpur one January 1st this year.

Reiterating the police resolve and determination to ensure the safety of life and property of the masses, Irfan Salim said that Mirpur police was striving hard – round the clock – to eliminate anti-social elements and other social evils for the safety and security of the citizens.