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Four held for using forged pay orders to swindle people

KARACHI: A four-member gang involved in swindling people out of their vehicles by using forged pay orders, held in Buffer Zone area of Karachi, said police officer.

Addressing a press conference, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Central Arif Aslam Rao said police on a tip-off conducted raid in Buffer Zone and arrested the gang.

He said that a deposed police official Ayoob alias Lala Zada was running the gang and added that they had recovered fake arms licenses, identity cards of different government departments, computer, forged pay orders and other equipment from their possession.

The police official said that they had registered a case against the suspects and initiated an investigation.

Read More: Gang selling illegal arms licenses, weapons busted in Karachi

Earlier, Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) on January 2, had claimed to have arrested nine suspects involved in creating and selling counterfeit arms licenses as well as illegal weapons.

The arrested men include five arms dealers, police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) CIA Arif Haneef had said the suspects had been arrested during a ‘sting operation’ from different areas in Karachi and added that weapons made in the US were also recovered from their possession.

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