Five children of policemen held for robberies
ISLAMABAD, Jan 8: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of the capital police busted an eight-member gang of robbers on Tuesday. Five members of the gang turned out to be the children of serving police officials.
The police said all the five children of the police officials were arrested while efforts were underway to trace the other three members of the gang.
The police said the alleged robbers’ fathers were deployed at Police Line Headquarters, Diplomatic Protection Department and the Aabpara police station.
Two of them are sub-inspectors, two assistant sub-inspectors and one head constable.
During investigation, the alleged robbers confessed to committing 200 valuable snatching and over 21 thefts in different parts of the city.
The police said 19 mobile phone sets along with a fair amount of gold ornaments and thousands of rupees were recovered from the possession of the alleged robbers.
Earlier, during an investigation of valuable snatching incidents by the CIA, it was observed that such criminal activities never took place in Sector G-6.
Suspecting that the culprits might be living in the area (G-6), the police mounted intelligence in the sector and focused on youngsters who had motorcycles.
During the process, the police spotted the five children in suspicious activities. Further monitoring showed that they were drug addicts.
The police approached a drug peddler from whom they purchased narcotics.
The peddler told the police that majority of time the youngsters purchased narcotics against gold ornaments and mobile sets.
After this, the Crime Investigation Agency staff arrested them.
The police will produce the accused in the court seeking their physical remand for further investigation.