Pak Army major arrested for `copper wire theft`
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 00:28
Islamabad: The Pakistan Army on Monday said a major had been arrested for alleged involvement in the theft of a consignment of copper wire from a freight train in Punjab province.

An investigation is underway and strict disciplinary action will be taken against the major if he is found guilty, a military statement said.

TV news channels reported that the arrested army officer was serving with an intelligence agency though there was no official word on this.

Pakistan Railways officials said a train with a large consignment of copper wire, which was going from Khanewal to Lahore, was diverted to Kharian, where the cargo worth millions of rupees was stolen.

Besides the major, five other persons, including a railways official, were arrested in connection with the theft.

Police recovered Rs 18 lakhs that the arrested men had made by selling off the stolen cooper wire.

The stolen railway carriages were recovered in Lahore and persons arrested by police revealed that the major was involved in the crime.


First Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 00:28

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