ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad police on Monday arrested a man allegedly involved in more than 20 cases of sexual abuse and snatching valuables from women.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, SSP (Rural) Rana Abdul Wahab said a woman lodged a complaint with Koral police that on April 8, 2021 she was on her way home from Fazaia stop when a man put his hand on her mouth and forcibly took her in a nearby forest area, took her mobile and harassed her.

A case was registered at Koral police station and DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar assigned the task to SSP (Operations) Dr Syed Mustafa Tanveer to ensure arrest of the suspect.

A team was constituted which succeeded in arresting the culprit. During the preliminary investigation,

he confessed to having been involved in 20 rape cases and used to abuse females in forest area after finding them alone.

He also admitted to raping a policewoman in 2018. Police have also recovered mobile phones from him and got his five-day physical remand from the court concerned for further investigation.

Talking to media-men, SP (Rural) Rana Abdul Wahab said that 43 criminal gangs had been busted

during the last three months while valuables including cash worth more than Rs28 million were recovered from them.

He said several other criminal gangs have been traced and efforts are underway to ensure arrest of its absconding members.

Published in Dawn, May 4th, 2021

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