KARACHI: A resident of Karachi found his stolen oil tanker after the Karachi police washed their hands of the case from Balochistan.
The man’s tanker was stolen from Gadap on November 21 and found it on Wednesday from Balochistan’s Uthal.
The owner says that Rs 3.5 million worth diesel was drained out of the tanker. A case has been lodged under sections 34 and 392 of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Gadap police station.
According to the details, with the broken tracker, the tanker was found abandoned on the side of the road. The robbers had tied the driver and the cleaner and left them on the side of the road.
The driver told the police that they crossed the gate at 10 pm and were just 5 minutes out of Karachi, when a white car pulled up near them and started to flash its lights.
“I saw the patrol light that the police and Customs officials use so I thought it was a Customs car,” said the driver.
The driver further told that the robbers surrounded them and tossed them out into their own car. The robbers were carrying two pistols and two pistols.
“The first thing they asked us was where the tracker was,” he said.
It is said that a gang has been stealing vehicles by pretending to be customs officials. They stop the vehicles, climb inside it and direct the driver to pull over to remote location, leave the drivers there and take away the vehicle.