ISLAMABAD: The homicide unit of the Islamabad Police claimed on Sunday that they had arrested four criminals, identified as Shah Nawaz, Saeed Akhtar, Zahid Mehmud and Tasaduq, who were suspected for murdering a man in Jhangi Syedan area.
The arrested suspects included three Afghan nationals. A police spokesman said that two groups had gotten into an argument over a car parked outside a butcher’s shop on March 3. The four men allegedly killed the owner of the car Hafiz Rashid and injured two of his relatives with daggers and fled the scene.
Following the incident, Islamabad SSP-Operation Sajid Kiani directed SP Dr Syed Tanveer Mustafa to track down the suspects. A team consisting of sub-inspectors Ulfat Arif, Saifullah and others launched a manhunt for the suspects.
The police spokesperson said that they had obtained physical remand of the suspect from the concerned court while further investigations were underway.
Meanwhile, during a search operation in various parts of the capital ahead of this week’s Pakistan Day activities; police said they had recovered narcotics and guns from 14 people.
Separately, Aabpara police claimed to have nabbed Akram Masih and recovered 250 grammes of hashish from his possession.
Kohsar police said they had nabbed two Afghan nationals, Mir and Khayal, who were living illegally in the country.
Moreover, Sabzi Mandi police arrested four suspected dacoits identified as Owais, Ayub Khan, Kafeel and Abdul Rehman.
Bhara Kahu police nabbed three men for carrying unlicensed weapons. Officials said they had detained Samar, Tanveer and Waqas for carrying a 30-bore pistol each. Meanwhile, Raja Ayaz was held for possessing a 12-bore shotgun and a 30-bore pistol. Another Afghan national Lal Mehmud was also held for residing illegally in the country.
Cases have been registered against all 14 while further investigations were underway.
SSP Kiani directed all police officials to intensify efforts against anti-social elements and announced cash prizes and commendation certificates for the homicide team.