islamabad - Islamabad police yesterday arrested a member of a banned outfit from the limits of Bhara Kahu police station.

According to the police sources, a suspicious person named Syed Zia-ul-Haq son of Syed Badar Munir, resident of village Sareelah, district Abbottabad, cast Syed Kazami, was arrested by Bahra Kahu police last night. Reportedly, he belonged to banned outfit Hizb-ur-Tehrir and FIRs against him were already lodged in different police stations of the capital. Police said Margalla police had booked the accused in 2009 while police station Sabzi Mandi lodged an FIR against him in 2015 under ATA 11-G and recovered one banner and 209 pamphlets inscribed with slogans which may promote hatred amongst the society. An FIR has been lodged against the accused at Bhara Kahu police station and further investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, special investigation unit (SIU) of Islamabad police has arrested eight outlaws from various areas of the city for their alleged involvement in dacoities, burglaries and street crimes, and recovered stolen valuables, cash worth millions of rupees, stolen vehicle, electronic equipment and weapons from them. Three arrested dacoits have been identified as Tasawar Hussain alias Kalu, Abbass Ali, residents of Kamuki, district Gujrawala, and Imran alias Mani who were found involved in various criminal activities in Islamabad. They confessed to have committed dacoities at the houses of Ali Nawaz, Ramzan Sajid, Ghulam Rasool Leghari, Ahmed Raza Khan, Sajid Basheer and Naveed Hussain Shah, residents of sector G-9/2, and Syed Adeel Haider, resident of sector G-8/1. More than one dozen dacoities were confessed by them in sectors G-9/2, G-10/2 and G-10/3. One of the accused Bilal Hussain, resident of Dhoke Malia, Rawalpindi, was nabbed who cheated a car seller Pervaiz and sped away on his vehicle when the seller went along with him to excise and taxation office (ETO) for verification of documents. The accused sold this vehicle (Prius) at a showroom in Lahore against Rs 900,000 and police have recovered this amount as well as vehicle from him while he also confessed to commit similar incidents in the area of Karachi Company police station.

Four other nabbed persons have been identified as Sajjad, Mohib, Sajid Mehmud, residents of Islamabad and Farhan, resident of Havelian. They were found involved in burglaries and dacoity incidents.

Recovery made by police from these nabbed persons

included 16 mobile phones, four LEDs, two computers, three heaters, 20 suits, three 30 bore pistols and several other looted items, said the police.