SWABI: The police here on Tuesday arrested a man who had allegedly stolen over Rs1.2 million from a shop where he worked while using a duplicate key, said police.

Accused Zohaib Ahmed, resident of Manki village, tehsil Chota Lahor, was being interrogated, DSP City Bashir Ahmed Yousafzai’s told mediapersons in a press conference.

The shop owner, Usman Khan, a citizen of Afghanistan, presently living in the refugee camp Gohati, had filed an FIR with Swabi city police station, said that hundreds of thousands of rupees were stolen from his shop on daily basis and the shop was running in deficit, expressing suspicion on his employee, Zohaib Ahmed.

A police teams conducted a successful raid and arrested accused Zohaib, said SHO Swabi city police station Ajab Durrani.

During interrogation, the accused confessed to the crime and said that he had made a duplicate key of the owner’s drawer from where he used to steal lakhs of rupees. Police said Rs1,233,000 had been recovered from the accused.

Meanwhile, a man identified as Mohammad Zeb Khan was killed by unidentified attackers when he was coming home on his motorcycle before dawn on Tuesday, said police.

Family members said that Zeb Khan had gone out with his friends and when did not return home on Monday night they started search for him.

However, local people told them that his dead body was lying in the fields in Jalbai village. The police shifted the body to tehsil headquarters hospital for autopsy.

The victim’s family members say that they have no enmity with anyone. The police have registered a case and started investigation.

Published in Dawn, July 21st, 2021

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