Islamabad: 12,173 outlaws held, Rs 238m booty seized last year
ISLAMABAD: Capital police in 2008 arrested 12,173 people on charge of their involvement in robberies, burglaries, theft of vehicles and other cases and recovered stolen goods worth Rs 239.8 million from their possession. According to a press statement, issued on Monday, the police also arrested 477 proclaimed offenders last year and rectified and submitted charge sheets of 3,394 cases to the courts. The police busted 318 gangs and arrested their 1,219 members, seizing stolen items worth Rs 219.5 million from them.
City Circle police arrested 896 criminals and recovered Rs 23.8 million stolen property, Margalla Circle police 1,198 criminals and recovered Rs 51.5 million valuables, Industrial Area Circle police 1,982 criminals and recovered Rs 38.1 million items, Saddar Circle police 727 criminals and recovered Rs 69.9 million stolen goods, Secretariat Circle police 586 criminals and recovered Rs 87 million looted valuables, Rural Circle police arrested 637 accused and recovered Rs 11.7 million valuables and Shahzad Town Circle police 1,080 outlaws and recovered stolen property worth Rs 5.7 million.
The police seized 363 cellphones and 10 vehicles from 330 outlaws; television sets, wristwatches and Rs 0.7 million cash put on stake from 156 gamblers and 487–kilogramme charas, 47-kg heroin, 30-kg opium and 16,517 bottles of liquor from 520 drug traffickers and bootleggers.
The police arrested 302 people on charge running brothels and 678 others for selling illicit arms.
They also recovered unlicenced four Kalashnikovs, 79 guns, 56 pistols, 51 revolvers and 32,869 rounds.
The police booked 124 criminals in 94 murder cases and arrested 425 others in kidnapping for ransom and rape cases. Last year, the police completed investigation in 32 murders cases.
Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Captain (r) Ahmad Latif directed all sub–divisional police officers (SDPOs) and station house officers (SHOs) to ensure maximum protection of public life and property by taking effective measures against criminals and enhancing patrolling.