TAXILA, Aug 30: Despite enjoying financial incentives and other facilities, the Hassanabdal police could not improve their performance as neither have they traced hardened criminals nor have they arrested heinous crimes.

According to a data collected by Dawn, a notorious and high-profile kidnapper, who reportedly escaped from the Hassanabdal police lockup by dodging cops on duty on October 16, 2012, is still untraced.

Sher Ali, a native of Swat valley, was arrested by Hassanabdal Police along with his three accomplices in connection with kidnapping and murder of Mohammad Saleeh, who was kidnapped for a ransom of Rs25 million from Utmanabad village on September 29, 2012.

During interrogation, they disclosed that they had killed the boy and threw his body in a well near Pind Mehri village as his relatives had failed to arrange the ransom money.

Less than a week after their arrest on October 21, the gang’s leader, Sher Ali, was brought out from the lock-up without handcuffs, hence he escaped in a car.

Later, it transpired that he had links with banned outfit of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Similarly, a member of inter provincial gang of car lifters, Adeelur Rehman escaped from the police lock-up on April 2, 2013, and could not be arrested as yet.Five years on, but the police are still clueless of the murderers of their three colleagues.

They were killed in cold blood in a quarter near railway bridge on river Haro on September 6, 2009.

Mohammad Yaseen, Bashrat Shah and Mohammad Naeem were deputed on the security and safety of the bridge.

A bank heist took place some seven years back, has been unsolved. Six robbers entered a private bank located on busy Hazara road on September 6, 2007 and made off with over Rs1.47 million in board daylight.

Police have also failed to solve the murder of 9-year-old boy who was killed after being subjected to sexual assault.

His body was found from a plot on February 29, 2012. An inquiry committee formed by the then district police officer Dr Syed Akhter Abbass could not make any headway.

The police could not make any progress in their investigation of a murder of a minor girl.

She was found seriously injured in an agriculture field at Jehanabad Village on June 27, and had been shifted to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

In a stereotype move, the then DPO Abdul Kadir Qamar referred the case to an investigation team which could not solve the case even after three months. —Correspondent

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