Gang of robbers posing as police busted

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Staff Report

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Police on Saturday claimed to have busted a gang of robbers who used to loot people by impersonating as security personnel.

According to police, the Saddar police arrested five members of a gang that used to rob people of their valuables and cash wearing uniforms of security personnel. They were also involved in breaking into houses in the city and looting jewellery.

A police official said Rs900,000 in cash and ornaments were seized from the possession of the held robbers. Arms and ammunition, including two Kalashnikovs, a pistol and security personnel’s uniforms were also recovered from their possession.

He said the suspected robbers had confessed to robbing a bank in Rawalpindi, adding they were wanted in criminal cases in different parts of the province.

Last month, at least 20 gangsters including those affiliated with infamous Chotu gang were awarded death sentence by an anti-terrorism court on charges of killing policemen in 2016.

The convicts also include the Chotu Gang leader Ghulam Rasool aka Chotu. The criminals were accused of murdering six policemen in Rajanpur three years ago.

The other gangs who were convicted by the court were identified as Sikhani gang, Inder gang and Changwani gang.