Gang activating SIMs illegally busted.The Police Station Uch Sharif Bahawalpur Police claimed to have busted a gang involved in activating SIMs illegally and recovered 1,100 SIMs, 31 cell phones and 14 illegally-activated SIMs.Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, DPO Sohail Habib Tajik said that it was revealed during the investigation of the kidnap of Quetta DPO Dr Saeed Ahmad that the kidnappers had used a SIM for contact and ransom, which had been illegally activated from Ahmedpur East. He said a special team arrested Muhammad Ahmad, Imran Shah and Irfan, residents of Ahmadpur East, who informed that they had collected CNIC numbers from voters list to illegally activate the SIMs of different cell phone company to meet their sale target. He said that the accused confessed that they had been selling illegally activated SIMs to criminals who used them for terrorism, kidnap for ransom and dacoities in Quetta, Karachi and other big cities of the country.The DPO maintained that a stern action would be taken against the cell phone company officials involved in the crime. He also claimed that the Baghdadul Jadeed police and Civil Lines police had arrested Muhammad Zahid and Abdul Malik of Bahawalpur’s Faisal Colony and recovered 35 tolas of gold ornaments and valuables, motorcycles and two pistols. He said that dacoits were involved in several incidents of heinous crime.
Bahawalpur Police have recovered artefacts, dating back to British era. Bahawalpur Police have recovered artefacts, dating back to British era, worth billions of rupees stolen from Sadiq Garah Palace, Ahmedpur East.Talking to The Nation exclusively on Monday, District Police Officer (DPO) Sohail Habib Tajik informed that Police guard Mohammad Abbas deployed at the palace had stolen the artefacts that included two statues of the British Prince and Princess, guns, bullets, badges, mirrors, lamps, tea cups, tea pot, Huqa, daggers, and two Indian British Passports. He pointed out that these passports were issued in the 1941 besides the artefacts contained historic books which were related with the history of Bahawalpur State and other valuables which worth millions of rupees.The DPO said that Cop Abbas had shifted the artefacts one by one to his house. On the tip-off of driver Mohammad Nazir, who also aided and abetted Abbas, the police recovered the artefacts from a house and arrested the culprit.DPO Tajik said that FIR 457-380-411 was registered against Mohammad Abbas.He elaborated that due a dispute in the Nawab family, 25 persons had contacted the police who were claiming to be the real heirs to Nawab sahib. "We are referring the case to the court to decide who is the real heir to the artefacts," he argued.DPO Tajik suggested that the government should take some necessary steps to safeguard the historic treasure.