Kamran Akmal`s family robbed at gunpoint near Lahore home

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 17:20 PM IST

Lahore: Pakistani cricketer Kamran Akmal`s relatives were robbed of 1.5 million rupees, jewellery, mobile phones and other personal items while on their way to attend a wedding ceremony near their home in Lahore.

Salman, Akmal`s brother-in-law, said that he along with his mother Riffat Ilyas and other family members were going to his uncle`s house located in Iqbal Town when the robbery took place on Sunday.

"When we reached the outskirts of our uncle`s house, two unidentified motorcyclists, equipped with sophisticated weapons approached us from behind and held us on gunpoint," a newspaper quoted Salman, as saying.

He claimed that the unidentified robbers managed to escape with a one thousand dollar diamond ring, 25 tolay jewellery, imported wristwatches, mobile phones and cash.

Meanwhile, Iqbal Town Police officer Faisal said that investigation is underway to nab the culprits.