Crime rate on decline in Capital: DIG 



Staff Report


Islamabad police got significant success in curbing crime during the last 45 days and arrested 1412 outlaws besides recovery of valuables more than 93.7 million from them including 43 cars and 27 bikes, police spokesman said.

It was told to Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Islamabad Waqar Uddin Syed during a meeting here on Wednesday at Rescue 15 where he reviewed the performance of all police zones.

Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanveer, SP Industrial Area Sumera Azam, SP Rural Muhammad Umer Khan, SP (City) Sayed Aziz, SP (Saddar) Malik Naeem Iqbal, all Sub-Divisional police Officers (SDPOs) and Station House Officers (SHOs) attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed in detail the various cases pending with various zones while progress on important cases also came under discussion.

Following directions of Inspector General of Police Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Waqar Ud din Syed asked all police officials to accelerate efforts against anti-social elements and ensure their arrest.

As per orders of Islamabad police chief Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar,  renewed efforts were made and police achieved remarkable success.

The progress report of last 45 days revealed that 1412 outlaws were nabbed besides recovery of more than 93.7 million from them.

It was told that 56 dacoity/robbery cases were traced and 95 persons were arrested besides recovery of looted items worth  more than Rs. 15.6 million from them including gold ornaments.

Police also nabbed 128 culprits in 87 cases of street crime as well as theft and recovered looted items worth Rs. 26 million from them. As many as 38 persons were held for involvement in 44 cases of car theft while 40 vehicles worth Rs. 54.9 million from them.

Thirty six (36) bike lifters were held besides recovery of 27 bikes from them worth Rs. 2.2 million from them.

During the same period, police also arrested 308 absconders while 1096 cases were forwarded to relevant courts after completion of investigation on them.

Moreover, police held 274 accused for involvement in bootlegging and drug peddling activities while 103.329 kilogram hashish, 9.159 kilogram heroin, 1.310 kilogram opium, 861 gram ice, 15 gram cocaine and 2503 bottle wines were recovered from them.

Islamabad police launched special crackdown against those involved in supplying drugs at educational institutions and nabbed six persons after registering six cases against them.

A total of 5.150 kilogram hashish, 325 gram heroin was recovered from them.

Police also arrested 131 persons for having weapons and recovered five Kalashnikovs, 8 carbines, 107 pistols. 10 daggers and 1248 rounds from them.

During special campaign against professional alm seekers, 1414 beggars and 37 gamblers were arrested.

DIG (Operations) Waqar Ud din Syed has said that criminal elements would not to be spared and those involved in such acts would have to face action as per law.

He said sluggish policing would not be tolerated and those involved in such practice would have to face disciplinary action.

He has also appealed the citizens to cooperate with Islamabad in curbing activities of criminal elements and ensured that utmost efforts would be made to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens.