LAHORE: Police on Friday arrested three persons allegedly involved in steeling 4,500 kg iron bars of Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project in Hanjerwal area.
Police said that the accused were fleeing after steeling the bars. Labourers working on the project tried to stop them and informed the Dolphin Force. The policemen later succeeded in arresting the accused near Thokhar Niaz Beg.
Dolphin staff handed the accused over to the police concerned. Meanwhile, Lahore police on Friday conducted search operations around sensitive areas of the city, along with Chinese consulate and other important offices and public places.
Heavy contingent of Dolphin Squad, PRU, Elite force, security agencies and police participated in the operation.
According to a police spokesperson, the ongoing search operations were aimed at creating a sense of security among citizens and maintaining law and order.
Published in Dawn, August 24th, 2019