Cops to return 78 bikes to actual owners

By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Car Lifting Cell of Capital Cops has verified record of 78 impounded bikes for their return to actual owners which were found stolen from twin cities of Rawalpindi, Islamabad and various districts of Punjab.
According to details, DIG Operations Waqar-ud-Din Syed assigned the special task to SP Investigation Dr.Syed Mustafa Tanveer, of verifying data of all motorcycles impounded at police stations under section 550 PPC, and to trace their actual owners. Thus, following the given directives, SP Investigation constituted a special police team under the supervision of DSP CIA Hakim Khan, headed by Incharge ACLC Malik Liaqat Ali, along others.
The police team verified records of all motorcycles and it later came to light that the bikes were stolen from
various areas of Punjab ditrict along twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. According to the report, 21 motorcycles were stolen from Islamabad, 44 from Rawalpindi and three from Lahore.
DIG Operation Waqar-ud-din Syed has directed for handing over recovered motorcycles of Islamabad to their owners, after fulfilling legal requirements, while about other stolen motorcycles relevant police stations have been informed.
Meanwhile ACLC police arrested two car lifters namely Muhammad Zubair s/o Kashar Khan r/o Mardan and Muhammad Akram s/o Ali Bahadur r/o Haripur and recovered five vehicles from their possession. Further investigation is underway from the accused.
IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan and DIG Operations Waqar-ud-din Syed have appreciated the overall performance of ACLC police team and announced cash rewards for them. DIG Operations has directed all police officers to further check the particulars of recovered motorcycles and vehicles. He also directed the officers to accelerate efforts in curbing auto theft activities and ensure mutual co-ordination in this regard.