RAWALPINDI: Police have arrested one of the suspects on the charge of robbing medical stores under the garb of medical representatives.

The arrest of the suspect came about after the two brothers raided a pharmacy in Naseerabad and escaped with cash after taking the owner and his staff hostage.

When the police arrived at the scene of the crime, one of the suspected robbers posing as a medical sales representative came back in a distribution vehicle apparently to hide his crime.

Police said as the man reached the shop the owner expressed suspicion that he seemed to be the same person who had accompanied the robbers.

Brothers used to target medical stores posing as sales representatives, say police

The police took the man into custody and during an investigation he turned out to be one the suspects.

The police obtained his call data record (CDR) and identified him as Shahab. Raids were underway to arrest his brother.

The arrested suspect told the police that he and his brother first used to commit street crimes after which they joined the medical field and started robbing pharmacies.

The suspects used to target those pharmacies which had good sales, said the police.

Bailiff injured

A bailiff of a senior civil judge was injured during a clash between two groups during the inspection of a disputed land in Wakeel Colony, Gulzar-i-Quaid.

The injured was taken to Benazir Bhutto Hospital where his condition was stated to be stable. However, police have registered a case under terrorism charges and launched an investigation.

Bailiff Qadeer Ahmed complained to the Airport police that he along with another bailiff Nazakat Masood in compliance with the orders of Civil Judge Noman Nasir reached the disputed plot located at Wakeel Colony for its measurement.

He said when they along with Obaidullah, the complaint, reached the site, Mohammad Irfan and others were busy in construction work there.

He said as he along with his colleague was returning after completing the measurement and other paper work, Obaidullah and Irfan started a quarrel.

In the meantime, he added, someone from Obaidullah group opened fire and escaped from the scene which caused him injuries.

The injured said emergency service 1122 was called to the scene which shifted him to the hospital.

Published in Dawn, October 15th, 2019