Pakistan: Lohore Police arrest ringleader of gang which robbed Indian Sikh family
Lahore, December 4, 2023: As per media reports, Lohore police have arrested the ringleader of robbers who looted an Indian Sikh family of Rupees 250,000 and PKR 150,000 besides jewellery here in the country’s Punjab provincial capital last week.
According to the news published in The Tribune with PTI inputs, Kanwal Jeet Singh and his family members arrived here from India to attend Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary festivities.
The Sikh family had gone to Liberty Market in the Gulberg area of Lahore for shopping on November 29 when they were intercepted by robbers disguised as police in the name of security clearance and were looted of Indian rupees 250,000 and PKR 150,000 besides jewellery.
On Monday, the police claimed that the ringleader of the gang, identified as Ahmad Raza, was arrested, the Dawn newspaper reporte
Raids were also being conducted for the arrest of other members of the network, the report said.
Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has sought a report from the Lahore police chief.
Naqvi called for the culprits to be brought to justice within 48 hours, saying that robbing a Sikh family in an area like Gulbarg was a grave lapse in security.
The Indian Sikhs arrived here in Pakistan’s Punjab province through the Wagah Border to participate in the festivities in connection with the 554th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh religion.
During their 10-day stay here, the pilgrims visited Gurdwara Punja Sahib Hassanabdal, Gurdwara Sacha Sauda, Gurdwara Dera Sahib Lahore, Gurdwara Rohri Sahib Aimenabad and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur Narowal.
Currently, over 2,500 Indian Sikhs are in Pakistan in connection with Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary festivities.