Pakistan

LAHORE (Staff Report) – Police have yet to arrest the armed robbers who deprived a man of his valuables and cash the other day while he was driving past Defense Chowk.

Shahbaz Rasheed, an herbal doctor by profession, who is a resident of Canal View Society, was going to Railway Academy Walton Road when two armed persons riding a motorcycle intercepted his car at Defence/Walton Morr, Lahore Cantonment.

They snatched his mobile phone and other valuables besides looting Rs. 200,000 at gunpoint and fled instantly.

Following the incident that occurred around 8:30pm on Tuesday, Rasheed registered an FIR with Defense-A Police Station.

Police say they have launched the investigation into the street robbery, assuring the victim that the robbers will be arrested soon.

This year, the police introduced a high-powered street crime combating Dolphin Force which has been assigned all the major areas of Lahore.

Besides the Force, police mobile vans and even Military Police (MP) keep on patrolling in the area of Cantonment which includes several posh localities like DHA and Cavalry Ground.

However, the incident exposes the problems of policing the vast city. Only a couple of days ago, four officials of the newly-inducted Dolphin Force were dismissed after they released a drug peddler against a Rs. 90,000 bribe.