Lahore: CIA arrests 34 POs and 17 court absconders
LAHORE: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) claimed to have arrested 34 proclaimed offenders, 17 court absconders and seized illegal weapons from them in their ongoing campaign to avoid any untoward incident during general elections.
The Crime Investigation Agency (City, Saddar and Ravi Town) claimed to arrest 413 outlaws from across the city during the midnight of January 5 and January 6. They also claimed to seize illegal weapons, narcotics and impounded stolen goods from them.
On the directions of capital city police officer (CCPO), Additional Inspector General Malik Muhammad Iqbal, a campaign has been launched against the proclaimed offenders and illegal weapons. Deputy Inspector General (Investigation) Tasadduq Hussain and senior superintendent of police (Operations) Aftab Ahmed Cheema formed special teams headed by CIA superintendent of police (SP) Masood Aziz, City SP (Investigation) Sarfaraz Ahmed Falki, SP (Operations) Rana Ahmed Hassan, Saddar SP Nizam Shahid Durrani, SP (Investigation) Jahanzaib Nazir Khan and Ravi Town SP Dr Abid. The teams conducted a number of raids on several dens and arrested 413 criminals. The teams claimed to seize 268 pistols and revolvers, 12 rifles, six pump actions, a Kalashnikov rifle, a carbine, a dagger, 797 bullets, a car and six mobile phones from them.
The teams have also claimed to arrest 33 drug pushers and seized 2 kg charas, 115 gm heroin and 19 bottles of liquor from them. The police have raided four dens, Dera Mian Majid Mujavir, Lower Mall; Dera Shafique, Shafiqabad; Dera Aba Gujjar, Shafiqabad; and Dera Humayun Khan, New Anarkali and claimed to arrest a number of gamblers and proclaimed offenders.
The arrested were identified as Farman Ali, Muhammad Hussain, Ijaz Ahmed, Faizan, Ayub, Zubair, Naeem, Muhammad Zulifqar, Rashid, Adnan, Zaheer Ali and Ali Sher. The CIA claimed to arrest four proclaimed offenders from Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin and Sheikhupura. The CCPO has announced cash prizes and commendatory certificates for the police raiding teams.
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