thenews.com.pk 20 Sep, 2020 13:00 am

10 days on, designated police teams yet to catch key suspect

10 days on, designated police teams yet to catch key suspect
Eight teams are working to search for and arrest the key suspect in the motorway gang-rape case, says DIG Investigations

Pakistan Sun, Sep 20, 2020 Punjab Police teams working in different districts across the province based on tip-offs about the presence of Abid Ali as well as his known hideouts.tv/Files LAHORE: Even after the passage of 11 days, Punjab Police's designated teams have failed to arrest the key suspect, Abid Ali, in the Lahore motorway case.Sultan — who heads a six-member special investigation team set up by the inspector-general (IG) of police for Punjab, Inam Ghani — said that at least eight designated raid teams are working to search for and arrest Abid.The eight teams have personnel from Punjab Police's Crime Investigation Agency (CIA), the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), and the Special Branch, he said.

The Punjab Police has also laid down an integrated network, including rapid-response teams, in different districts across the province based on tip-offs about the presence of Abid, as well as at his known hideouts.The deputy inspector-general (DIG) of police for investigations, Shahzada Sultan, however, seems hopeful, saying on Sunday that the fugitive, Abid Ali, would also be arrested soon like his accomplice, Shafqat Ali, who was apprehended earlier this week.

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