Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Islamabad Police has busted three gangs involved in snatching purses; pick pocketing and fraudulent activities, a police spokesman said.
He said that senior police officials directed DSP CIA Bashir Ahmed Noon to ensure arrest of those involved in various criminal activities. Following their directions, three special teams were constituted which included Inspector Muhammad Bashir, Sub-Inspector Muhammad Azam, ASIs Syed Haider Ali Shah, Irfan Ullah, Inam Ullah, and Muhammad Akram Ranjha. These teams worked hard and succeeded to nab six criminals besides recovering valuables from them.
Two criminals Atif Ali alias Aati resident of Babar Colony Airport and Zohaib alias Zaibi resident of Rawalpindi were arrested who confessed to snatch purse of Saadia Awan, Assistant Director Foreign Office, from Jinnah super Market and MPA Surriya Nasim from F-10 Markaz.
Likewise, they committed similar incidents in Bharia Town Islamabad and F-10 Markaz and snatched from Kiran Riaz and Zaib Ali respectively.
Meanwhile, two fraudsters Rauf Aslam and Usman Aslam were also apprehend for fake business deals with the simpleton and giving them bogus cheques.
Two pick pockets Zafar, Abdul Shakkor were also nabbed and they confessed to strike in various areas including Bari Imam, Mandi Mor, Pir Wadhai and several other public places.
Police also recovered valuables from them and further investigation is underway. SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani has appreciated this overall performance and directed for effective policing measures to curb criminal activities.