Driver of online cab service held for looting passenger


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Industrial Area police on Wednesday arrested a driver working for an online cab service for speeding away with the valuables of a passenger in his car.

While speaking with the media, a police spokesman revealed that a resident of Karachi, Syed Fida Hussain Haider, had hired a cab through an online system on December 30, 2018, from Bhara Kahu to Faizabad.

After reaching the destination, Fida Hussain gave the cab driver a note of Rs1000 denomination but he pretended to not have any change with him so the passenger then went to nearby shops to get a change. In the meanwhile, the cab driver had sped away along with Fida Hussain’s laptop, bag, cash, clothes and other valuables.

Industrial area police registered the case following the looted passenger’s complaint. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations Waqar Uddin Syed assigned a task to SP Industrial Area Sumera Azam to ensure the absconding driver’s arrest.

She constituted a special team headed by Station House Officer (SHO) Mustafa Kiyani which investigated the case and succeeded in arresting the driver, who was identified as Waseem Asghar s/o Ali Asghar, a resident of Malakwal.

Police have recovered all valuables from him and impounded his vehicle.

SSP Waqar Uddin Syed appreciated the Industrial Area police team’s performance.


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