Burqa-clad gang busted in city

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Police on Monday nabbed a two-member burqa-clad gang in Lahore’s Liberty Market. As per details, a patrolling team of Gulberg police was informed by a woman, whose handbag was snatched by two burqa-clad women in Liberty Market.

The police in a prompt action arrested both the burqa-clad women and recovered valuables from their custody. The women were identified as Kiran and Bisma, who have a criminal record, the SHO Gulberg said.

Both the burqa-clad women used to snatch handbags, cash and mobiles of the women in Liberty Market. Six handbags and Rs60, 000 have been recovered from the women; the police said and added that further investigation was underway.

Earlier, Dolphin police in Lahore arrested a burqa-clad young man who used to harass women in bazaars wearing the garment to conceal his identity.

Taking action on a woman’s complaint, a Dolphin police team reached the area, arrested the burqa-clad suspect and handed him over to Shahdara police station for further investigation.

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