Lahore CIA police raid an illegal arms factory

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Staff Reporter

Lahore CIA police raided an illegal arms factory during various operations and arrested three accused and three dangerous accused of gang involved in robbery and murder and recovered stolen property worth about Rs 2 crore and illegal arms.

These views were expressed by DIG Investigation Lahore Sharq Jamal Khan while talking to representatives of electronic and print media in his office here on Saturday.

Also present on the occasion were DIG Discipline and Inspection Amin Bukhari, SSP Investigation Abdul Ghaffar Qaisarani and SSP CIA Tauseef Haider.

DIG Investigation said that DSP CIA Civil Lines Danish Asif Ranjha led by SSP CIA Tauseef Haider accompanied the police team during the operation, they raided the arms factory in Shafiqabad area and arrested the owner of the factory Muhammad Rafiq, artisan Amir Sohail and landlord Shahbaz.

Weapons, iron, brass and plastics worth more than Rs 1.5 crore were seized.

During preliminary interrogation, the accused revealed that they used to prepare 600 pistol parts and send them to Peshawar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after 3 to 4 days.

He further said that CIA Civil Lines arrested Ghulam Murtaza alias Nomi, Aqil Boota and Shaan alias Shani, three accused of the Nomi alias Shani robbery gang involved in the dacoity murder, and recovered cash worth Rs. 4.4 million mobile phones, motorcycles and illegal weapons were recovered.

The DIG Investigation said that the accused had shot dead a citizen Ijaz Hussain and seriously injured Ashfaq who put resistance during a robbery at a mobile phone shop in the Race Course area.

It is noteworthy that the accused Shaan alias Shani is a professional family robber and his two real brothers have been killed in police encounters in Nankana Sahib and Faisalabad districts while the accused himself has been involved in three cases of robbery and murder in Sheikhupura district.

He said that action against criminal elements would eradicate crime and arms culture in the city and the ground against criminal elements and those who possess and manufacture illegal weapons would be narrowed.

Lahore police will ensure the safety of citizens by bringing criminal and anti-social elements to justice.