SIALKOT

Sialkot police remained clueless and unable to trace the culprits involved in two major dacoity incidents occurred here during the last week.

The police failure has disappointed the local traders, who are being targeted in major dacoity incidents. Talking to the newsmen, the perturbed traders expressed grave concern over the rising dacoity incidents in Sialkot district.

They urged Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the inspector general of police to direct the Sialkot police to ensure early arrest of the perpetrators, besides providing the security of life and property for the local traders. On Monday, three armed motorcyclists had snatched Rs4.4 million in cash at gunpoint from trader Mureed Hussain and local beverage company’s distributor Khalid during a broad daylight dacoity incident near village Sadra Badra-Sialkot.  The armed men fled away. Sialkot Saddar police have registered a case, with no clue or arrest. On September 24, 2013, two armed motorcyclists had snatched Rs.2.5 million in cash at gunpoint from Bhoonaanwali-Daska based trader Abdul Ghafar and his cousin Zakariya near BRB Daska Canal bridge here.

They were going back to village after drawing Rs2.5 million from Al-Falah Bank Daska branch in their double cabin vehicle (LE-3782).