RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi police has recovered at least 48 wine bottles during a search from a car in Rawalpindi’s cantonment Board Area. The police also arrested two suspects.
First Information Report (FIR) registered at Cantt Police Station say police officials placed at Marir Chowk signled a Gray color corolla car. The car driver tried to run away from the police. The Police followed and chased it on some distance.
During checking, more than 48 wine bottles of different international brand were recovered from the car. The Police confiscated the wine bottles and arrested two suspects identified as Malik Ishaq, resident of Sadiqabad area and Daud Inayat, resident of Shekriyal Rawalpindi.
The FIR was registered under the section 3 and 4 of The Prohibition (Enforcement of Head) Order 1979 and sent the sample of the wines for chemical checkup.
The sources said, the suspect Malkin Ishaq is former Chairman of UC 26 Rawalpindi and also local leader of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz).
Sources also disclosed that Chairman of Rawalpindi Waste Management Company’s employee union Changaiz Bhatti was also among the two suspects in the car, but the police left him allegedly after phone calls from a ruling party’s Member of National Assembly (MNA) from Rawalpindi.
When contacted Changaiz Bhatti, he said the arrested people are known to him as former Chairman of his union council but he was neither in the car nor the car is owned by him.
Amir Mahmood – Assistant Sub Inspector who headed the operation – said, there were two persons in the car as reported in the FIR, adding that the case is registered as it happened.