SHEIKHUPURA

The city and its adjoining areas are in the grip of dacoits and highwaymen while the police ‘seem’ unable to protect the life and property of the citizens.

As per details, in more than six dacoity incidents, the outlaws deprived the citizen of cash, jewellery, car, motorcycle and even cattle worth more than Rs4 million.

Three unidentified highwaymen intercepted one Mumtaz Bashir on GT Road near Daoke and deprived him of a bike, Rs50,000 and a cellphone. The Muridke Saddr Police have launched investigation into the incident.

In another incident which took place in village Ghulay Dassan Wal, about eight dacoits barged into the Dera of a Farmer Mushtaq Ahmad. After binding the inmates hand and foot, the bandits loaded cattle heads worth Rs1.5 million onto two trucks and drove off. The Ferozewala Police are looking into the matter.

Similarly four highwaymen intercepted a businessman namely Shaukat near village Easan and deprived him of a brand new car and thousands of rupees cash. The Sharqpur Police have started investigation. In yet another incident, some dacoits barged into one Arif’s house in Kot Abdul Maalik locality. They held the family hostage and made off with cash, jewellery and other valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees. The Factory Area Police are investigating. In the meanwhile, five to six robbers entered the house of one Ayub, a shopkeeper in Kot Abdul Maalik. The robbers at gunpoint collected cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth hundreds and thousands of rupees and fled away. The Factory Area Police are looking into the matter.

While in village Pindori, five dacoits stormed into the house of Ghulam Hussain and robbed the family of cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees. The Narang Mandi Police have started investigation into the incident. The rising street crime and deteriorating law and order have caused great concerns among the masses. They blamed the police inefficiency for the situation and demanded the police high ups to take notice of the poor police performance.