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Killers of actress’ husband among 22 held

Killers of actress’ husband among 22 held

LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Amin Wains claimed on Wednesday that 22 suspects were arrested, including killers of the husband of a former film actress and of traders who refused to pay extortion.

Valuables worth Rs20 million were recovered from the arrested suspects involved in extortion, robbery and murder cases registered at different police stations, said the CCPO at a press conference in Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines on Wednesday.

Deputy Inspector General (Investigation) Sultan Chaudhry, Senior Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Rana Ayaz Saleem and Crimes Investigation Agency Superintendent of Police Umar Virk were also present on the occasion.

The CCPO claimed the suspects who killed Mubeen Malik, husband of former film actress Anjuman, had been arrested besides a gang of extortionists that had killed three traders in Misri Shah.

He also said a gang of robbers had been located that was operating in the guise of cable operators. The gang would disconnect cable television service to houses, approach them on the pretext of fixing the service and eventually loot them.

He further said the arrested accused confessed during interrogation to 130 robberies and thefts in which five people, including two women, were killed and several others injured.

The CCPO said the accused also confessed to looting managers of different banks, manager of a cement factory, cashier of an exchange company and a civil judge and his family at gunpoint.

He said a gang operating across the city looted people coming out of banks. They appointed one of their associates inside a bank who alerted the rest about anyone leaving the building with money and looted them at an isolated place after chasing them.

Police recovered Rs20 million in cash, three motorcycles, three mobile phones, one pump action, 12 pistols and 85 bullets from the possession of the arrested suspects.

CCPO Wains said a strict action would be taken against the policemen who tortured two youngsters in Mughalpura.

He said 10,000 security personnel were planned to be deputed to provide security on the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali (AS).

Published in Dawn, July 2nd, 2015

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