KARACHI – The Anti-Vehicles Lifting Cell (AVLC) of police has arrested four suspects of an inter-provincial car lifting gang during a successful operation in Karachi.
SSP Bashir Ahmed Brohi said that police have recovered six stolen vehicles and two pistols from the suspects, who had been identified with the help of CCTV footage.
He said that the gang has it’s baste in Islamabad and its members sold the stolen vehicles in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
The suspects have confessed to stealing 20 vehicles from Karachi and a dozen from Islamabad. The SSP revealed that the gang leader named Umar Shehbaz holds BS Accounts & Finance degree from Iqra University.
The other three suspects have been identified as Tanvirul Haq, Haider Khan and Mansoor Malik, the police officer said, adding that they had made a WhatsApp group to sell the stolen vehicles.
The recovered vehicles include Honda City, Suzuki Mehran, Toyota Corolla, Suzuki Cultus, Suzuki Alto.
On Monday, AVLC claimed to have a gang involved in the selling of stolen vehicles on an online platform.
Police said that three members of the gang had been arrested for selling the stolen vehicles on OLX, the widely popular online marketplace.
A senior official of AVLC told local media that the gang was operating in DHA Karachi, adding that a car has also been recovered from their possession.
The three suspects were identified as Saeedullah, Daniyal Anwer, and Ehsanullah.
The development comes two days after the AVLC of Karachi police arrested a ringleader of a gang of car snatchers.
Police arrested Ali Hasan Bhayo, who was involved in snatching multiple SUVs, during a raid in the city.
The senior official said that the ringleader had made startling revelations about car snatching in the city, adding that action is being taken in light of the disclosures.