8623 outlaws nabbed in one year: police 

Police claim they recovered looted items worth Rs7.58m including gold ornaments in the said period

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Ejaz Cheema

Islamabad

Islamabad police have arrested 8623 outlaws during ongoing year  (January 1 to September 16, 2019) and recovered looted valuables worth more than Rs. 668.56 million from them, a police spokesman said.

He said that following the special directions of Inspector General of Police Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan,  Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Waqar Ud din Syed directed all police officials to accelerate efforts against anti-social elements and ensure their arrest. As per his orders, renewed efforts were made and police achieved remarkable success during the ongoing year.

Owing these efforts, 285 dacoity as well as robbery cases were traced and 512 persons were arrested besides recovery of looted items worth Rs. 7.58 million including gold ornaments from them. Police also nabbed 582 culprits involved in 378 cases of street crime and theft while looted items worth Rs.176.69 million were recovered from them.  As many as 109 persons were held for involvement in 147 cases of car theft while 131 vehicles were also recovered from them.

Likewise, 168 bike lifters were held besides recovery of 138 bikes from them and  108 persons were held for their involvement in tempering of vehicles and 130 vehicles were also recovered from them. Police also arrested 1084 absconders during the same period including 467 proclaimed offenders and 617 absconders.

Moreover, police nabbed 1070 accused for involvement in bootlegging and drug peddling activities while 314.362 kilogram hashish, 40.655 kilogram heroin, 7.470 kilogram opium, 4.850 kilogram ice, 11 gram cocaine and 14,150 bottle wines were recovered from them.

Islamabad police launched special crackdown against those involved in supplying drugs at educational institutions and nabbed seven persons after registering seven  cases against them. A total of 5.410 kilogram hashish and 325 gram heroin were recovered from them.

Police also arrested 702 persons for having illegal weapons and recovered 57 Kalashnikovs, 23 carbines, 581 pistols and 10,209 rounds from them. A totoal of 14 blind murders cases were also traced and 28 persons involved in these cases were nabbed during the reporting period.

During special campaign against professional alms seekers, 7661 beggars were arrested while 424 habitual culprits were also held.  Police also nabbed 112 persons red-handed when they were planning to commit dacoities.

 

As many as 38 foreigners were also arrested under foreigners’ act who were residing illegally in the country.  In addition, 261 culprits were held for being involved in aerial firing and 97 cases were registered against them. Police nabbed 185 gamblers and 30 case were registered against them while 96 persons, after registration of 24 cases, were arrested for their involvement in sheesha smoking.

As many as 846 persons were arrested over violation of section 144 and 256 cases were registered against them. Twelve persons were arrested for having fake currency while 138 persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in 23 immoral activities cases.

Forty-three persons were arrested for selling unhygienic food while 87 persons were arrested for selling petroleum products in various areas of Capital illegally. Police also held one person over violation of Amplifier Act.

During the year, Police spokesman said that a special campaign was launched against land grabbing mafia in the Capital. A total of 157 cases were registered against them and 477 land grabbers were also arrested. This campaign is being continued very effectively.

While reviewing this performance, IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar has appreciated it. The IGP Islamabad and DIG (Operations) have said that criminal elements would not to be spared and those involved in such acts would have to face action as per law. They have also appealed the citizens to cooperate with Islamabad police in curbing activities of such elements.