RAWALPINDI - An Adiala inmate, facing murder charges, died at Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) on Wednesday. Gujjar Khan resident Ghulam Muhammad, 55, was sent to Adyala Jail a few years ago.
According to sources, he was hospitalised late Tuesday. SHO Muhammad Yousaf confirmed the death, but he did not give the reason. He said the police handed over the body to the heirs after post-mortem. Adyala Jail Superintendent could not be reached for comments.
Separately, an unidentified body was found from a bus stop in Naseerabad police limits. Police shifted it to the district headquarters hospital for autopsy and launched investigation.
The armed gangs of robbers are on looting spree in several areas within the precincts of New Town Police Station while police high-ups are in deep slumber, something seeking strong attention of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Khan Baig.
This is evident from the fact that a gang of four robbers equipped with weapons riding in a black car (LEB-4941) snatched a bag containing Rs 500,000 from two jewellers, who just stepped out from a bank after withdrawing the cash, at gunpoint in here at Commercial Market on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, Superintendent of Police Rawal Town Syed Jammat Ali and Station House Officer (SHO) PS New Town Malik Raffaqat were not aware of the daylight robbery, which has put a question mark on the performance of Rawalpindi police.
A jeweller Muhammad Saad, according to sources, was heading towards his home along with his friend Badar Chaudhry on his motorcycle after withdrawing Rs 500,000 from bank. They were intercepted by a black car and within no time, four robbers came out from the car and pointed guns at their heads and one robber snatched the bag from the hands of Badar and sped away. The victims reported the incident to police, sources said.
Interestingly, SP Rawal Division Jammat Shah, when contacted by this scribe, denied the robbery in the limits of PS New Town in crystal clear words. "No, no, nothing such happened. I am sure," said SP. Mobile phone of SHO PS New Town Malik Raffaqat was switched off, when tried to contact him.
On the other hand, Markazi Saraf and Jewellers Association condemned the incident and demanded of City Police Officer (CPO) to take notice of the issue and arrest the culprits as soon as possible.