OUR STAFF REPORTER KHANEWAL - The Khanewal police claimed to have busted a criminal gang involved in dacoities and murder of two citizens. District Police Officer Muhammad Waqar Abbasi told a press conference held in the city police station that the gang had been active for the last few months and surrounding area. He also said that they murdered two innocent people on resistance during dacoities which was a challenge to the district police. The DPO added that he took notice of the situation and deputed DSP Sadar and SHO City Zakaullah to nab these outlaws within a week time. This team, he said, worked hard and succeeded in busting ring leader Zafar Iqbal alias Zafri of Colony 3 Khanewal and his accomplice Akmal Abbas alias Tokay Khan of Gujranwala. The members who are yet at large are Zafar Iqbal Jutt, Saeed Allah Ditta of Shorekot and Imran Jamal of Sindh. The gang has admitted 6 incidents of dacoities in which they looted 1.1 million cash and also snatched 6 bikes. They also confessed to murder of tailor master Kashif on resistance in a Saqib Plaza Market of Khanewal city in the last month and cashier Muhammad Bashir of Haider Petroleum Service Katcha Khu. The police, he said, had recovered 6 motor cycles, a pistol. The office-bears of a trade organisation appreciated the police for this achievement. Recovery drive in full swing: On the direction of Multan Excise and Taxation Director, recovery campaign against defaulters of property and provincial tax has been intensified. This was disclosed by Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO) Ikramul Haq Baber while taking to the newsman here the other day. ETO Ikram pointed out that notices to seal and confiscation the properties of defaulters of property tax and provincial tax in Khanewal, Mian Channu, Jhanian and Kabirwala tehsils had been served and if any defaulter found creating hurdles in the working of the recovery team he would be arrested. The ETO urged the people to extend cooperation to the recovery team for the settlement of government dues as it was their national obligation. He also announced a special discount offer of 80 per cent for vehicles owners if they deposit token fee of vehicles up to June 30, 2011. He claimed that the department was taking a stern action against the vehicles owner, using without registration vehicles.