Dacoits take away cash, valuables from Barrister Akram Sheikh's house.


ISLAMABAD -- Two unknown persons took away cash, two wrist watches and other valuables from the house of Barrister Akram Sheikh at Orchard Scheme in the area of Khanna police station.

Sheikh is a senior Supreme Court lawyer who had prosecuted former military ruler retired General Pervez Musharraf on treason charges and later pleaded a case seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The incident took place at the farm house of the advocate in Chak Shahzad area in the capital. According to the sources, the armed dacoits took hostage to the family members for almost two hours at gun point on Friday night and took away cash, a mobile phone set and other valuables.

The police reached the spot almost two hours after the incident, according to the sources.

According to the police officials, they got information about the incident at about 5am Saturday morning. They believed that the culprits were Afghan nationals. The police high ups reached the spot and inspected the circumstances under which the incident took place.

They said that the police was taking help from the CCTV cameras installed in the area and other digital data so as to identify the culprits.

According to the police, DIG (Operations) have taken notice of the incident and constituted different teams to be headed by SP (Rural) Malik Naem Iqbal to arrest the culprits.

There was no formal complaint from Akram Sheikh for registration of the case till the filing of this report, according to the police officials. They said that the police would register an FIR after a complaint is lodged from the victim family.

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