TAXILA: A teenage girl was abducted while an alleged kidnapper and molester was arrested in two different incidents within Hassanabdal and Taxila Police station limits, respectively.

In the first incident, the 20-year-old sister of Tamoiur Khan, a resident of Mohalla Punjbian, was abducted by three persons.

In the second incident, police arrested an alleged kidnapper. Police sources said that the suspect, identified as Atif, allegedly abducted a boy, sexually assaulted him, and later went underground; subsequently, a local court has declared him a proclaimed offender (PO). Police acting on a tip-off raided his hideout and arrested him.

Meanwhile,Taxila police on Friday busted a motorcycle lifters gang and arrested their two members, in addition to recovering as many as eight motorcycles and other looted booty from their possession.

According to the police spokesman, acting on a tip off, a police party raided the suspects’ hideouts, arrested Yasir Mehmood and Mohammad Hussain, and recovered eight motorcycles, four cell phones, and cash from there, which were stolen by him from different commercial and residential areas of the city. A case was registered against them, the police spokesman added.

Published in Dawn, April 27th, 2024

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