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Farah residents seek end to growing carjacking

Farah residents seek end to growing carjacking

Jan 04, 2018 - 17:40

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of western Farah province have complained against growing incidents of vehicles and motorcycles theft and accused security officials for not controlling the carjacking.

According to the victims, 16 vehicles and a cell phones store had been robbed in the past one month only in Farah City, the provincial capital.

Haji Humayun, the resident of PD#9 whose vehicle was robbed 20 days back, said: “After the evening prayer when I wanted to take an ill family member to the hospital, motorcyclists by force took the keys of my car from in front of the gate of my house and stole the vehicle.” The assailants were three people equipped with arms, he added.

He said he often referred to the crime branch of the police headquarters, but his car has not yet recovered.

Besides reasonable presence of police structure and detective offices of police, the incidents of robbery were on the raise with each passing day.

Shaikh Ahmad, the resident of PD# second, said he lost his vehicle from the main gate of his house while vacating grocery from the car to the house: “When I came out my car was not there,” he added. He asked security officials to properly discharge their duties.

Mohammad Daud Haqyar, a civil society activist, agreed with public concern over growing incidents of carjacking and said security personnel had not taken steps for the arrest of individuals involved in such incidents.

He said in the past few days 50 to 100 vehicles and motorcycles had been robbed on gunpoint by dacoits using police arms.

He added police had been miserably failed to protect people and asked the detective and intelligence officials to stop robbery and theft of vehicles promptly in Farah.

Master Najib Umar, the Crime Branch head, rejected the allegation of civil society activist and people and said only three vehicles had been robbed from Farah City in the past one month.

He said most of the vehicles were without registration plate and documents. Had the vehicles were documented police could have found the robbers, he remarked.