The current series of robberies in the district does not seem to be coming to an end as another robbery has taken place, while a victim of a robbery at a grocery store in Manchinabad was shot dead two weeks ago.
During this new wave of robberies in the district, on March 8, three armed robbers set up a grocery store in Manchinabad and killed owner Muhammad Din for resisting during the robbery, while six civilians, including the owner’s son, were injured. Din’s son Naveed died at Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur on Monday.
On the other hand, a robbery took place at the residence of Dr. Riaz Ahmed, Senior Medical Officer, Ganga Ram Hospital, Jahangir Town, Bahawalnagar.
Dr. Riaz’s son, Salman Riaz, in his written complaint (a copy available with the Daily Times), told B-Division police that between the nights of March 21 and 22, about six gunmen stormed a medical laboratory in front of his house He attacked.
The complaint said the men took Zeeshan, a lab employee, hostage and entered the house.
The complaint states that he put his wife and mother at gunpoint and asked them to hand over their jewelery and threatened them. The men also took the lab attendant’s mobile phone and about 20 tolas of gold jewelery, a mobile phone and Rs 150,000 in cash. The complaint further said that they then fled in GL No. 145, 2017 model.
B Division police registered an FIR on Salman’s complaint the next day, however, only 4 dacoits were held responsible against the complainant’s request.
Meanwhile, in Basti Khalilabad, eight armed men entered the houses of Mustafa and Saba Arain and took away thousands of rupees in cash and mobile phones. According to locals, they called 15 but neither the B Division police presented any evidence nor an FIR was registered. Similarly, armed men raided the house of Hanif Bodla in Chak Hafizwala area of Saddar Police Hudood and took his family hostage and fled with Rs 50,000 cash and gold jewelery.
In its version, the SHO of B Division claimed that an FIR was registered against 4 dacoits as per the complaint. He said he had no information about the robberies in Khalilabad. During repeated attempts, the SHO president did not respond to phone calls.
Citizens of the district expressed concern over the back-time robberies and said that in any case, the police were on the hunt for the robbers but they managed to return to their homes one after another.
It is pertinent to mention here that the private school association had staged a protest two days ago in which it was alleged that some B-division police officials were with criminals and had taken notice from the IG of Punjab. What is the demand?
There is panic in the district over the ongoing incidents of robbery and the citizens have demanded the Punjab IG police to take notice of the matter.
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