39 held in Kohat crackdown
KOHAT: The police Wednesday arrested 39 persons during a search operation in the district. On the direction of District Police Officer (DPO) Abduallah Khan, the police launched a crackdown and arrested a number of proclaimed offenders (POs) involved in cases of murder, attempted murder, kidnappings for ransom and robbery. The operation, carried out under the DPO command, comprised of the anti–terrorist squad and Quick Response Force personnel backed by armoured personnel carriers.
In the areas of Jungal khel, Muhammadzai, Mian Garhi, Kharmatoo, Bili Tang, Nakband, Gul Hassan Banda and Ghorzandi, the police arrested 39 suspected criminals, including 15 persons carrying arms, six foreigners, five narcotics dealers and two POs.
Some of the arrested persons were identified as Abdul Ghafoor of Waziristan Agency, Muhammad Rahim of Karak, Imtiaz of Bannu, Yasin Khan of Hangu, Inayat and Muhammad Yasin of Tank, Amir, Israr, Abdullah Noor, Abdul Manan, Muhammad Jalil, Israr Ghulam, Arshad, Soorat Khan and Khan Ghalib. Four Kalashnikov rifles, six shot guns, four rifles 13 pistols, 3,000 rounds, 16 kilograms hashish, 150 grams heroin and three bottles of liquor were also recovered.