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ISLAMABAD: According to Mohammad Hassan, the self-proclaimed ‘Carjacking Don’ of the country, lodged in Peshawar Jail now, a number of rent a car companies and car-washing stations are deeply involved in the car theft operations.
“I only wish that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, may call me to appear before him, and I will make all the revelations and name the names of all those behind this huge countrywide mafia of carjacking,” Mohammad Hassan said.
Only in the year 2010, the ETO Peshawar registered over one thousand (1,000+) vehicles, stolen from different districts of the Punjab, and out of these over 1,000 vehicles at least 400 were registered in ‘BA’ series of Peshawar alone,” Mohammad Hassan told this scribe.
Talking to this scribe from his cell in Peshawar Jail, Mohammad Hassan, while continuing to disclose other links and characters involved in this crime, said that another couple of important characters in carjacking are the ‘duplicate key makers’ and the workers engaged at various ‘car washing points’ all over the provinces of the Punjab and the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
“All these gangs involved in carjacking in Rawalpindi and Islamabad get ‘Master Keys’ made from different key makers. But the most trusted and masterful in the job is a person working in Markaz F-11 in Islamabad.
“Almost all the carjackers of Islamabad and Rawalpindi get the Master Keys and duplicate keys made from him, and he is considered to be the best in the trade. He charges heavily but leaves no point to complain in his job. He has been working for a long time now. He prepares these ‘Master Keys’ and ‘duplicate keys’ from the metal used in the ‘piston rods’ of the vehicles. He is of small stature, having dark complexion. Had two wives and lives in a settlement near F-11,” Mohammad Hassan told this scribe. However, he could not identify the person by name.
He said that while every carjacker gets a few ‘Master Keys’ made, they also get duplicate keys of vehicles that they have already targeted to lift. In this connection, he said, the workers engaged at various car-washing points and ‘service stations’ prove to be of great help to them.
“These workers at the ‘service stations’ or car-washing centres provide the original keys of the cars brought for service or washing to the members of these carjacking gangs. People, especially the rich people who can hardly wait for an hour or two for their turn to get their vehicle serviced and washed, usually leave their vehicles at these points, handing over the keys of the vehicles with the young men working there,” Mohammad Hassan told this scribe.
Most of these workers, mainly from KP province, usually handover the keys as well as the registration plate numbers of such vehicles left at their mercy by the owners to the members of these carjackers’ gangs, who are lurking around on motorbikes or cars, said Mohammad Hassan.
“As soon as they get hold of such a key, they rush to the key maker in F-11 Markaz, who always do their job on priority basis and within an hour’s time, they return with the duplicate key of the vehicle tucked away in their pockets. Now, they only keep an eye on that particular vehicle and keep following the owner and as soon as they get a chance, they simply use that key and drive away without facing any problem. Usually, there are more then one person involved in such operations as one keeps an eye on the movement of the vehicle owner after he parks the car and leaves to any errand while the others quickly takes over the vehicle and drives away,” Mohammad Hassan told this scribe.
Another component in these carjacking operations is the vehicles procured on rent from a ‘rent-a-car’ outlet, Mohamm Hassan told this scribe. “These carjackers usually need two vehicles for any carjacking attempt. After lifting a vehicle, one of these rented vehicle drives in front of the stolen vehicle, clearing the way, while the second follows it. If anything goes wrong the carjacker will immediately abandon the stolen vehicle and he will be quickly picked up by those in the follow-up vehicle and they will escape from the scene,” Mohammad Hassan told this scribe.
“The most trusted ‘rent-a-car’ for this job is owned by one Malik, who also enjoys very good relations with officials of the Rawalpindi police. He has been running his ‘rent-a-car’ business mostly through the stolen vehicles, recovered by the police and acquired by the officers and officials of the Rawalpindi police on ‘superdari’ (possession) basis through the court of law,” Mohammad Hassan alleged while talking to ‘The News’ from Peshawar Jail.
“In this kind of activity, the carjackers don’t target any specific vehicles as has been in the case of the vehicles for which they have made the duplicate keys. They lift vehicles at random from any spot in the Rawalpindi or Islamabad,” Mohammad Hassan said.
Eventually, it is the task of getting these stolen vehicles registered after the necessary alterations, including the ‘cut & weld’ of ‘Chassis Plate’ and the engine number.
In this connection, Mohammad Hassan told this scribe that the officials in the Excise and Taxation Office (ETO) of Peshawar and Hangu have always played a major role. “It is easy to get the vehicles stolen from Lahore and other districts in Punjab get registered afresh from Peshawar.
“If the concerned official may sincerely wish, they can easily trace these vehicles registered under fake registrations and hand them over to their real owners. However, they will never do any such thing because they are part of the whole ‘carjacking mafia’ and instead of taking any reformatory or corrective measures, they would try to protect all those involved in this business,” Mohammad Hassan alleged.
“The ETO (Execise & Taxation Officer) alone cannot dare do such a thing, unless and until he has complete backing from his superiors. He is just a Grade-16 official. But it is the support and backing provided to him by his superiors and the police that he dares such acts,” Mohammad Hassan alleged.
He said that the ETO Peshawar and ETO Hangu are the leading officials in helping get such vehicles registered anew whereas the ETO of Mardan is very strict and not only he does not engage in this practice but he prevents others at all levels under him to curb such practices.
Car don reveals more secrets of his trade from jail
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SLAMABAD: The now famous jailed car hijacker Mohammad Hassan has now started to give specific details of how and when he picked top class luxury vehicles saying these were in the use of highly placed and influential people but he could help recover them.
On Tuesday he told The News on telephone that that many luxury vehicles including Land Cruisers, Mitsubishi Prados, Kia Sportage jeeps, Toyota Corolla and Honda cars, lifted by him from Islamabad and Rawalpindi were in the use of these big names of Rawalpindi-Islamabad with tempered chassis and engine numbers and fake registration plates.
“I can help locate and identify all these luxury and very expensive vehicles and the police, if it may wish so, can easily recover those from Islamabad and Rawalpindi. But as I have said always that the police being itself involved in this ‘business’, they would never take any interest in recovery of these vehicles and handing those over to their actual owners.
It would be only through the Supreme Court of Pakistan that there is any hope of the recovery of these vehicles if Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry may take a suo moto notice and order a high-level inquiry into the whole affair,” Mohammad Hassan told this scribe.
He alleged that many of these stolen vehicles are in the use of police officers of Mardan and Peshawar while at least six to seven vehicles could be recovered from every police station of Peshawar and Mardan.
“But this would not be a mean task. It would need a team of honest and dedicated police officers and officials, which unfortunately we lack so badly in our police force as the whole department from top to bottom is corrupt,” Mohammad Hassan mocked.
Dishing out further details Mohammad Hassan told that a Prado Land Cruiser (1KZ- 3000 CC), which belonged to a very well known lady doctor, running her private hospital on Jinnah Avenue in Islamabad, was lifted while it was parked in front of her clinic.
“Initially it remained under the use of a DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police), Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He later returned it to me and I disposed it off yet again. But this could be recovered easily as it is being used with fake Lahore registration number. That was one of those extremely lucky days for us when we lifted three vehicles at a time from the Blue Area — a Prado belonging to the lady doctor, the other a Honda City (dark blue) and another Honda VTI (Oriel). Imran Goga and Raees Khan were with me,” Mohammad Hassan confessed.
He said that a British green Land Cruiser (Model 1992) of a private company, which arranges tours and provide coaches and coasters to multi-national companies, was lifted from the Service Road South of the Jinnah Avenue near Faisal Bank and Razia Sharif Plazas. “This vehicle could also be recovered easily,” he added.
He confessed that a Toyota Land Cruiser (golden-grey) of 1995-96 model was lifted from Fazal-e-Haq Road where it was parked in front of a showroom of a company selling Aluminium windows and doors.
“The showroom was located opposite the TCS office. The vehicle belonged to the owner of the showroom. Originally this vehicle was carrying the Lahore registration number place but not the chassis and the engine numbers have been tampered and is still operating under the fake Karachi (Sindh) registration place number BC-9229. This vehicle is in use of an influential personality of Peshawar and is being well maintained and kept in a very good condition. This also could easily be recovered,” Mohammad Hassan claimed.
Another Toyota Land Cruiser was lifted from the parking lot of CDA. “It was such a golden strike to lay hands on this vehicle because not only we got the vehicle but we also found some very sophisticated and very expensive arms from the vehicle including an American pistol, three SMGs and a repeater gun. I sold that vehicle and arms. The owner took back his vehicle from Jawad of Paar Hoti (Mardan) after paying Rs600,000. But after a few days, I again lifted this vehicle. The owner this time came to me and paid Rs300,000 and also sought assurance from me that I would not lift his Land Cruiser again,” Mohammad Hassan told this scribe.
He also disclosed that the Toyota Land Cruiser, bearing registration number RIT-9229, belonging to editor of the Urdu-language daily, was lifted from the parking lot of a motel adjacent to the Lake View opposite Rawal Lake on the Club Road.
“The editor is a decent person. We decided to return the vehicle to him. But the Sub-Inspectors of Police Ishaq and Shams and Shafi forbade me, telling me not to return the vehicle. This Toyota Land Cruiser remained in possession of the Pirs of Golra but could not be recovered yet,” Mohammad Hassan told this scribe.
He also confessed that he jacked the Mitsubishi Pajero, which belonged to the General Manager of Mitsubishi showroom and was parked in front of the showroom adjacent to the NAFDEC Cinema on Jinnah Avenue in Blue Area. It was a 1992 model “British Green” Mitsubishi Pajero in very good condition.
“Another vehicle that we lifted from the same NAFDEC parking lot was a white colour Kia Sportage Jeep, carrying the Islamabad registration number of IDL Series, Mohammad Hassan confessed.
He also confessed that he and his gang members picked about seven government vehicles from various areas of Islamabad and disposed those off in Peshawar. “Those vehicles could also be recovered but now all of those have tampered chassis and engine numbers and are being used on the fake registration numbers and documents,” he added.
He said that he also lifted a Toyota Corolla car (Model 1995-96), carrying government’s green number plate from the Service Road of Jinnah Avenue parked in front of Sogo-2000. “It was, probably, some federal secretary’s car because the top police officials approached the ‘receivers’ in Peshawar and bargained for the recovery of this vehicle,” he claimed.
Similarly, he claimed that he lifted a black colour Toyota Corolla vehicle of 1995-96 model, also from the Blue Area in Islamabad.
“That vehicle, I believe, must have belonged to some minister because it was a car carrying government number plate and there was also the Flag Rod installed on the side of the front fender of the vehicle, which indicated that it could have belonged to some minister,” Mohammad Hassan said.
He also confessed that he lifted a Toyota Land Cruiser of 2000 Model, carrying the government’s green registration number plate from outside parking of Blue Lagoon, a facility owned and operated by the Army Welfare Trust (AWT) opposite Hotel Pearl-Continental in Rawalpindi.
“A ‘Hooter/Siren’ was also installed on top of this Land Cruiser, which indicated that this also belonged to some important officer of law enforcing agency. It was carrying Lahore’s registration number. This particular vehicle is still in Rawalpindi and has been seen in Saddar Bazaar quite often, meaning somebody influential enough is now owning and driving this vehicle that I lifted and sold out,” Mohammad Hassan claimed.
He said that he lifted another Mitsubishi Inter-Cooler Pajero jeep, carrying government registration number plate from the parking lot of a marriage hall near Koh-e-Noor Mill on the Peshawar Road in Rawalpindi.
“I gave about 26 Toyota Land Cruisers and Toyota Prados to one Zaman, running a workshop at Peshawar-Charsadda Road for disassembling and sell those as spare parts. It is most interesting that most of these very influential people, politicians, senior officials and elites are using ‘non-custom paid’ luxury vehicles.
They are the softest targets for us because when we take away their vehicles they can not even go to the police to report the theft and get an FIR registered.
Out of all the vehicles lifted by me and other gangs involved in car lifting, 80 percent remain in use after tampering and preparing fake documents while 20 percent are disassembled and sold as spare parts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” he claimed.
He claimed that whenever he visited Islamabad he always stayed either in Serena Hotel or the Marriott with spending around Rs100,000 every day for maintaining his lavish style of living as well as entertaining all these important people who had been patronising him.
The luxury vehicles I lifted and who has them now, car don reveals
Speed costs money, how fast can you afford to go.
hope some one in power takes notice of this.
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And now we will hear he committed 'suicide'.