Man who stole hockey, ball from Samiullah’s statue arrested

BAHAWALPUR: Police claimed to have apprehended a suspect in the back of stealing hockey and a ball from the statue of legend participant Samiullah Khan from Bahawalpur after the subject used to be highlighted on social media, ARY NEWS reported.

“We’ve arrested the suspect inside of 24 hours and he’s ashamed of his act,” the district police officer (DPO) Bahawalpur mentioned.

The police mentioned that they took assist from the CCTV pictures and different knowledge collected in regards to the act and it helped them in arresting the suspect inside of 48 hours of the incident.

He’s recognized as Noman,  a resident of Kahror Pakka tehsil of Lodhran district and used to be these days staying in Bahawalpur, they mentioned.

DPO Bahawalpur mentioned that the suspect has confessed to his crime of stealing hockey and a ball from Samiullah’s statue and regretted committing the act. “Samiullah Khan is a hero of Pakistan and it’s our accountability to safeguard public assets and monuments,” he mentioned.

It’s pertinent to say right here that the robbery took place lower than two weeks after the statue of the mythical hockey participant used to be put in at a crossing in Khan’s place of origin to honour the left-winger popularly referred to as “Flying Horse” for his electrifying runs down the left flank.

After the problem of stealing hockey and ball from the statute of world-renowned Olympian Samiullah Khan got here to gentle on social media, the police got here into motion and registered a case and introduced raids to arrest the accused.

The police registered a case on a petition filed via a Bahawalpur citizen. The statue used to be additionally restored to its unique situation after a case of robbery used to be registered, mentioned the DPO.

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