Byline: Israr Ahmad
Rawalpindi -- Race Course police have rounded up a notorious gangster Arshad Zaman alias Langra and seized illegal weapon from his possession, informed sources on Friday.
Another accomplice was also held by the police, they said.
Police also registered a case against the accused and produced him before a court of law obtaining two-day of physical remand, they said.
A police spokesman also confirmed that Race Course police, following orders of SP Potohar Division Syed Ali, nabbed the notorious goon Arshad Langra on charges of possessing illegal Kalashnikov. He said a robbery case was also lodged against Langra with PS Race Course.
On the other hand, CPO Muhammad Ahsan Younas, in a statement, also appreciated the efforts of SP Syed Ali and SHO PS Race Course for arresting Langra during a clamping down against hardcore criminals operating terror gangs in the city.
It may be noted that Aeshad Langra was arrested for the third time by Rawalpindi police and is accused of being involved in multiple killings, attempted murders, kidnapping for ransom, grabbing public land, house robberies, dacoities, spreading terror on social media and heading a criminal gang.
Earlier, Langra had escaped from custody of Naseerabad Police in recent past leading to suspension of several police officers.
The Rawalpindi's most wanted man, described by the police and authorities as the kingpin and head of lethal criminal gang, is so elusive that he has never been convicted of a major crime. In fact, the authorities are helpless in initiating legal action against him.