Man held for allegedly stealing charcoal

CHITRAL, Nov 4: The police here have arrested a man on the charge of stealing nine barrels of charcoal from the site of the under-construction Chitral bypass. truckAccording to the SHO Chitral, Inspector Iqbal Karim, a local employee of Arshad Shaheen, a contractor from Dir, complained to the police that some nine barrels of charcoal had been stolen from the bypass road site. The police tipped all its checkposts on the Chitral-Peshawar road. During the search of a Peshawar-bound truck on Lowari top, the Chitral police recovered the stolen nine barrels charcoal and arrested Mohammad Iqbal, a resident of Nowshera. The police said Iqbal was working on the blacktopping of the bypass. The driver of the truck (DMR-1453), identified as Irshad, was also taken into custody. The driver told the police that he loaded the tarcoal for Mohammad Iqbal at 11pm in Chitral and was arrested at the Lowari top at 5am the next day.–Gul Hamaad Farooqi]]>

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