Four members of bike lifters gang held; 27 bikes recovered

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Anti-Vehicle Lifting Cell during a massive crackdown against bike lifters held a four members bike lifting gang and recovered 27 stolen bikes, a police spokesperson said.

He said that, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younas had ordered crackdown against criminal elements including those

involved in robberies, vehicle lifting and recover looted items.

According to the details, Anti Vehicle Lifting Cell (AVLC) of Islamabad Police arrested four members of a bike lifters gang involved in numerous motorcycle lifting incidents and recovered 27 stolen bikes from their possession. The accused were identified as Zafran, Ahsan Iqbal, Muhammad Shahzad and Norooz Khan. The gang was involved in lifting bikes from parking areas of hospitals and universities and selling after temper ing engine and chassis numbers.

During preliminary interrogation the accused confessed 33 bike lifting incidents in different areas of Islamabad. The recovered bikes will be handed over to the rightful owners after completing the legal process.

IGP Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younas has appreciated the overall performance of AVLC police teams and further ordered to intensify the crackdown in their respective areas.

He further said that “Safety and security of the citizens is our foremost priority and no laxity will be tolerated in this regard” he added.