Rawalpindi - Police have been reluctant to arrest a suspect who was alleged for stealing a car from Dhoke Khabba within the limits of police station Waris Khan.

Meanwhile, the crime rate in several areas of PS Waris Khan has also increased whereas police are taking no action against the criminals. The people lashed out at police for their failure in controlling crime rate in several areas.

According to details, a Suzuki Mehran car (RLF-3207) owned by Shagufta was picked up by unknown carjackers from a street of Dhoke Khabba. Police, on complaint of the victim, registered a case (number 787) and Sub-Inspector Boota was appointed as investigation officer of the case.

Talking to The Nation on Tuesday, Shagufta said that her car was stolen and she provided information to IO about the suspected carjacker but the cop started using delaying tactics and has not arrested the suspected car lifter. She said that she had paid several visits to police station and even met the SHO and informed him about her ordeal but no action has been taken so far.

“I gave the name of the suspected car lifter in written to police but the accused was not even called by police,” she lamented. Shagufta appealed to City Police Officer Humayun Bashir Tarar and Superintendent of Police (SP) Rawal Division Karamat Ullah Malik to come forward and get her car recovered from the carjacker, besides taking action against the SHO and IO.

SI Boota, when contacted, confirmed that the lady handed him over the name of suspected robber who actually was the relative of the victim lady.

He said that he phoned the suspect and asked him to appear before police but he did not obeyed his orders. Boota claimed that he would soon arrest the suspect.

On the other hand, the locals residing in the areas controlled by PS Waris Khan said that the sale of narcotics and street crime is very high whereas police were taking no action despite their written complaints. Ahmed Khan, a shopkeeper in Mukha Singh Estate, said that the armed gangs of robbers and dacoits have been roaming in streets and looting the people but police have failed in netting the looters.

The attempts to contact SHO PS Waris Khan Raja Rashid termed futile as he was not available for his comments.