TAXILA: Three teenage girls, including two sisters, were abducted in Asifabad area of Wah Saddar on Saturday.

Mohammad Azam reported to the police that his daughters, aged 16 and 17 years, and their cousin went to a local market to purchase books from where some unknown persons abducted them. He added that their mobile phones remained powered off.

The Wah Saddar police registered a case against unidentified persons and launched a haunt to trace the girls.

Meanwhile, the Wah Saddar police on Saturday said it busted a gang involved in street crimes and arrested their three members besides recovery of a snatched motorcycle, cell phones, cash and other valuables.

Talking to newsmen, subdivisional police officer ASP Waqas Khan said acting on a tip-off a police team led by station house officer Mohammad Afzal raided the hideout of the gang and arrested Ibrahim, Abdullah and Imran. He said looted valuables and weapons utilised in different crimes were also recovered from their possession.

He said during interrogation, the suspects confessed to their involvement in various street crimes in Taxila and Wah.

Meanwhile, three armed men looted the office of a NGO in the limits of Taxila police on Saturday.

Police sources said that the robbers came to the office of Ikhwat Foundation on Hattar Road near Gudu link and held the staff at gunpoint. Later, they searched the office and fled with cash, cell phones and office equipment worth Rs0.5 million.

Moreover, three robbers snatched a rickshaw from its driver and drove off after tying him to a tree in Wanni Gujjaran area in the limits of Taxila police.

Jamal Khan reported to the police that he was in Wanni Gujjran when the three masked men equipped with pistols intercepted him. They tied him to a tree and fled along with the rickshaw. Later, he got himself released and reached the police station to report the matter.

Published in Dawn, August 7th, 2022

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