ISLAMABAD: Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA) of Islamabad Police has arrested three persons allegedly involved in killing a Chinese woman during a robbery at her house and for also looting foreigners, said Islamabad Inspector General of Police Sultan Azam Temuri here on Monday.
Addressing a press conference, also attended by Chinese Embassy Security Officer Peng Yunfei and people from Chinese community, AIG Farrukh Rasheed, Islamabad SSP Najeebur Rehman Bugvi, SP Investigation Zubair Ahmad Shaikh and SP Saddar Muhammad Amir Niazi, the IGP said that unidentified persons barged into the house of a Chinese woman residing in the Ramana police area on December 29, 2017.
They took away cash and other valuables from the house and killed her on offering resistance to them. Ramana police station registered the case, he said, adding that the case was transferred to CIA police and a team was constituted under the supervision of SP Investigation Zubair Ahmed Sheikh to trace the killers.
This police team, the IGP said, scrutinised the criminal record, started an investigation into the issue on technical grounds and succeeded to arrest three persons involved in this crime. They have been identified as Syed Tehseen, son of Syed Gul Hussain Shah, Syed Zulqarnain, son of Syed Kamal Hussain Shah and Khurram Ibrahim, son of Ibrahim Satti.
Temuri said that police team also recovered two pistols, steel hammer, iron rod, veils, cash Rs160,000, two laptops and one mobile phone from their possession.
During the preliminary investigation, the IGP said that these criminals confessed to killing Chinese woman and looting foreigners including Chinese national in sectors F-8, F-10, G-10, G-9 and G-11. They used to observe Chinese people during their shopping activities in markets, chase and mark their houses and plan to loot them.
He further said that further investigation is also underway, adding that one of the accomplices of these nabbed persons is still an absconder.
The ringleader of this gang, Syed Tehseen, had visited Germany in 2014 and stayed there illegally. He returned to the country after not getting a visa from there and started criminal activities on his return.
Chinese Embassy Security Officer Peng Yunfei appreciated the performance and hard work of Islamabad Police in tracing the murder. He also lauded the steps taken by them to ensure protection to the Chinese citizen residing in Islamabad.
Sultan Azam Temuri appreciated the performance of the police team and announced cash prizes and commendation certificates for them. He said that effective steps have been taken to ensure protection to the foreigners residing in Islamabad and their security would be made more effective.