ISLAMABAD: A man suspected of involvement in the murder of a Careem driver has been arrested, the police announced at a press conference at the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Centre.

Superintendent of Police (SP) (Investigation) Zubair Ahmed Sheikh said a man had been arrested for allegedly killing Junaid Mustafa during a robbery.

He said a vehicle associated with the private ridesharing service (Wagon-R, ICT, AEG 658) had been booked by unidentified individuals on Feb 22 from the Shaheen Chemist store in F-11.

The unidentified individuals shot the driver and stole the vehicle, he added.

Golra police registered a case following a complaint from the victim’s brother Sohail Mustafa, who lives in Rawalpindi.

SP Sheikh said other Careem drivers also protested in the city.

The investigation was handed over to the investigation wing, which used the mobile number used to hire the car to trace the suspects. The arrested suspect was found and arrested, and a Honda Civic that he had allegedly stolen from F-10/4 in Februrary was also recovered from him, the SP said.

The suspect had confessed to his involvement in several criminal activities with accomplices in the city, he added.

SP Sheikh said CIA police also arrested three people suspected of robbing picnickers in Shakarparian, and recovered two pistols from them. Separate cases have been registered against them with the Bhara Kahu and Aabpara police station.

Published in Dawn, February 25th, 2018

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