Capital Police officials to be rewarded for resolving blind murder case, Nisar commends


ISLAMABAD, Jun 2 (APP): Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday appreciated performance of Islamabad Police for resolving a blind murder case and announced reward for four police officials.

The Special Investigative Unit (SIU) of Islamabad Police headed by Superintendent of Police (SP) Captain (Retd) Ilyas resolved the blind murder case, busting a gang of six

The gangsters used to rob innocent people drawing money from local banks in twin cities.

Four Islamabad Police’s SIU officials – S P Captain (Retd) Ilyas, Inspector Aslam, Inspector Raja Rahat, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Rana Tasleem and Head Constable Zahoor were part of the team investigating the case.

The arrested gang was involved in attempted robbery and murder of an innocent victim, a resident of Bara Kahu.

The victim was murdered on April 23 this year, during an attempted robbery by gangsters.

As per details shared by Islamabad Police with Minister for Interior, it was revealed that a six-member gang applied discreet methods for their potential preys (individuals) for
drawing money from various banks of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The gang members often visited various bank branches and used to mark those individuals who drew large cash.

In such a similar crime drill, a young member of gang Shehzad had reached United Bank Limited (UBL) branch on morning of April 23, 2016. Gangster Shehzad identified three individuals who drew Rs 2.6 million from the branch.

The accused after identifying the prey conveyed to his accomplices, who were using two motorbikes and Suzuki Mehran car for chasing the potential prey. Soon after the cash was taken from the bank by three brothers (identity withheld as they being victims), the gang started chasing them on two motorbikes and a car in a manner that no one pin-point their chase.

When the victims reached Bara Kahu market, the gangsters pooled together and acted as one force intercepting the three real brothers (victims) who were moving on a Suzuki
pick-up van.

During the attempted robbery, a gangster used fire-arm shooting at one of the innocent victims who died on spot while the rest suffered injuries.

An FIR was registered in this regard in Bara Kahu Police Station which initiated the investigations.

However, once the case was handed over to SP Ilyas, modern scientific methods were used for tracing down the culprits on speedy basis and after strong investigation clues and gaining concrete evidence, a raid was conducted by Islamabad police’s Special Investigative Unit from where four accomplices were arrested. while two are still at large.