Lahore: Police bust 574 gangs in 9 months
LAHORE: As reported by The News on Monday, the Lahore Police claimed to have smashed no less than 574 criminal gangs and arrested their 1,867 members and seized loot worth Rs216 million during the nine months of the current year.
As many as 30,000 court absconders and proclaimed offenders were also nabbed during the nine months, it was claimed in a handout issued on Sunday.
The handout reads, “It was disclosed in a special meeting of senior police officers held under the chairmanship of Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Muhammad Aslam Tareen on Sunday.
The meeting was informed that no less than 3,928 cases had been traced against the 1,867 accused, including 12 cases of murders, 16 cases of dacoity-cum-murder, 78 of dacoity, 1366 of robbery and 1,721 of burglary.
Likewise, during the year 2010, Lahore police claimed to have seized booty over worth Rs216 million, including Rs18 million in cash, 9kg and 38tolas gold ornaments, 98 cars, 548 motorcycles, 1,823 cell phones, 20 pickup and rickshaws, two tractors, three trucks, six vans, bicycles, laptops, watches and foreign currency notes.
In a vigorous campaign against outlaws, the Lahore police have also arrested 18,839 proclaimed offenders out of which 779 were involved in murder cases, 622 in attempted murder, 499 in dacoity, 1,678 in robbery, 2,145 in burglary and 13,116 in other miscellaneous cases.
During the drive against illegal weapons, 4,229 cases were registered and 4,272 accused were arrested, following recovery of 33 Kalashnikovs, 167 rifles, 313 guns, 3,669 pistols and revolvers, 50 carbines, 23 mousers, one bomb, four jackets, 45 daggers, 22kg ammunition and more than 21,000 bullets from their possession.