27 stolen cars recovered,handed over to owners in Khyber

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Ashrafuddin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the newly established anti-car lifting cell of district Khyber recovered and handed over 27 different brands of stolen cars and five motorbikes to their owners here on Thursday.

A ceremony was arranged at district police headquarters in Shakas which was attended by CCPO Peshawar as chief guest. District police officer Wasim Riaz, SSP Investigation Bakht Zada, DSP traffic Mazhar Malik and inspector Abid Afridi also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, CCPO Ahsan Abbas said that he felt proud that for the first time in the erstwhile Fata history a newly established anti-car lifting department in the short two months time recovered 27 cars and five motorcycles stolen from the various areas of Pakistan.

Praising the Khyber police performance, Ahsan Abbas said that four persons of a car lifting gang group have also arrested and started investigation from them.

He said police in the district were properly trained in various specialities as they were observed performing their duties well.

He said gone were the day when the law was not abided in erstwhile Fats. He said they would not spare a single criminal to sabotage the peace and healthy environment in the district.

“Khyber police washed out most of the outlaws who were earning a bad name for the district”, CCPO said. He added that for the first time in the merged districts police recovered a good number of stolen vehicles and motorbikes which was a sign of rule of law established. He said the vehicles had been stolen in various areas of Pakistan and transported to district Khyber. He said most of the recovered cars had been stolen from Punjab province.

The senior police officer said police have been issued directives to take actions against social evils including narcotics dealers in Khyber district. He said a huge amount of contrabands have been recovered and a number of dealers apprehended in district Khyber in the last few months.

District Police officer Wasim Riaz while speaking said the most of the recovered cars could be used by criminals and outlaws in terrorism activities. He said the car had been stolen from its owners in different areas of Pakistan. He said they have established snap checking spots in district Khyber so that they could keep a check on the car lifting gangs and recover further stolen cars.

Javid, an owner of a stolen car, told The Fata Voice News that his car was stolen from him in Lahore city a year ago. He thanked anti-car-lifting in charge inspector Abid Afridi and said that Abid gave him money to buy a bus ticket to come and collect his car. He also thanked Khyber police head Wasim Riaz and CCPO Peshawar Ahsan Abbas for the recovery of their cars.

CCPO Ahsan Abbas later handed over the recovered cars’ keys among its owners and gave awarded certificates to the anti-car lifting cell police personnel who did an outstanding job.