KASUR: Three armed dacoits entered into a Our Lady of Queen of Angels Church located at Multan Road, Bhai Pheru District Kasur and made the Church staff hostage including Rev. Fr. Ijaz Bashir assistant Priest on Thursday about 09:00 am.The Church officials said that the dacoits have looted about worth of two million Pakistani Rupees million and took away Mobiles , cameras and seven Silver Crown with them.
Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill,Human Rights Defender was informed by the Church staff and immediately reached the scene and assisted the Church in lodging police complaint.The FIR No.48/2015 has been registered under section 392 PPC at City police station Bhai Pheru against the three unknown dacoits.The fingerprints also has been taken and the Concerned DSP Pattoki made assured to arrest the culprits within a few days. “We have started the investigation and soon we will be able to arrest the culprits,” he said.
Rev. Fr. Leopold Evans OFM Cap who is missionary from Belgium and serving in this parish from last more than 26 years,was fell ill and admitted in doctor hospital two weeks ago where now he is fighting for life.He told that there were Eleven thousand Euros which also the dacoits took away with them.
Gill met with other staff and sisters of the Church,Sr.sister Marriam Hakam told that they had trust in God and they did not know who could be the instrument in the hands of culprits to do such incidents.She further added that there was not any satisfactory security arrangements but she looked satisfied from Government's initiative regarding counter terrorism.
“The dacoity looks similar to the way which was used in previous robbery in which Rev. Fr. Leopold forgave the dacoits after their arrest ,” Catechist Shahbaz Anjum said. He added that the dacoits came to pretend to get admission in School for children.he further added that if this robbery happened in Broad-day then act of terrorism could be happened anytime because of lack of security arrangements.