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Man held for involvement in sexual assault cases

Associated Press Service

ISLAMABAD, May 3, 2021: Islamabad Police have arrested a person allegedly involved in more than 20 cases of sexual abuse and snatching valuables from female victims.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Rana Abdul Wahab said that a female submitted an application at Koral police station on April 8, 2021 that she was on way to her home from Fazaia stop when an unidentified person put his hand on her mouth and forcibly took her in nearby forest area. He took her mobile and harassed her. Following this application, a case was registered at Koral police station and DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar assigned task to SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanveer to ensure arrest of criminal. The SP (Rural) said that a team was constituted under his supervision including SDPO Koral Rukhsar Mehdi, SHO Koral Shaukat Abbassi, SHO Nilore Sattar Baig and others.

This team investigated the case by using technical means and succeeded to arrest the culprit identified as Zaheer Ahmed resident of Bagh, Azad Kashmir. During the preliminary investigation, he confessed to be involved in 20 rape cases and used to abuse females in forest area after finding them alone. He also admitted to rape a policewomen in 2018 while three other females also identified him. Police have also recovered mobile phones from him and got his five-day physical remand from the concerned court for further investigation.

Talking to media-men, SP (Rural) Rana Abdul Wahab said that 43 criminal gangs had been busted during the last three months while valuables including cash worth more than Rs. 28 million were recovered from the gangsters. He said several other criminal gangs have been traced and efforts are underway to ensure arrest of its absconding members.

Moreover, he said that investigation on 63 property related cases had been completed and their challans were ubmitted in relevant courts. SP (Rural) said that every possible effort would be made to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens.

IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman and DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar have appreciated this overall performance and announced cash prizes and commendation certificates for the policemen ensuring effective policing.

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