Taxila security guard arrested for robbing people at petrol pump

A Pakistani policeman closes the main gate of the Adiala Jail, in Rawalpindi, 17 November 2006, where a British national Mirza Tahir Hussain was held on death row. Hussain, whose death sentence was commuted by President Pervez Musharraf, on 16 November, was freed from the jail on 17 November, ending his 18-year fight for justice. Hussain's penalty for allegedly killing a taxi driver in 1988 was commuted to life imprisonment following appeals by Britain's Prince Charles and Prime Minister Tony Blair. AFP PHOTO/Aamir QURESHI (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)

Lahore (HRNW) The security guard at a petrol pump near Taxila’s Hasan Abdal was arrested on Tuesday for stealing mobile phones from people, according to the police.

“He used to steal mobile phones and other valuables from people passing by the petrol pump,” Taxila SHO Mian Afzal Shah said.

The police suspect that Atif was also involved in other street crimes. He admitted to his crime in police custody.

“The salary I got from my job was not enough to pay my expenses,” Atif confessed.

A case has been registered and the suspect has been sent to jail on a four-day judicial remand, SHO Shah added.

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