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Gang involved in looting 28 shops arrested: DIG Quetta

QUETTA: Deputy Inspector of Police Quetta, Abdul Razzaq Cheema, on Saturday said a gang involved in looting 28 shops had been arrested.

During a news conference, the senior cop said the police arrested five suspects and recovered weapons and snatched valuable from their possession.

He said Rs 51,000 cash and four mobile phones were also recovered from the suspects. The culprits were involved in robberies in Pashtunabad area.

The DIG said two teams had been constituted to probe the incidents. He informed that two suspects were still on the run and police were conducting raids to arrest them.

He said a toy gun was also recovered from the suspects.

Cheema couple of months ago had called for an investigation into the Rs50 million ransom money paid for the recovery of Civil Hospital neurosurgeon Dr Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil who was recently abducted.

The DIG had said action will be taken against elements involved in the kidnapping. The abducted neurosurgeon safely returned home after 48 days.

Reports relayed that Rs50 million was paid for the recovery of Dr Khalil.

Last year, on Dec 13, unidentified individuals had stopped Dr Khalil while he was on his way home from a private hospital on Zarghoon Road. The abductors forced him out of one car into another before fleeing away from the scene.

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