Street criminals, beggers nabbed in Islamabad
Islamabad: Islamabad Police have arrested 60 street criminals during its special efforts to curb street crime as well as dacoity incidents during the current year and also recovered looted items worth hundreds of thousands of rupees, 55 mobile phones, five cars and one motorbike from their possession, a police spokesman said.
Following the directions of Inspector General of Police Islamabad Wajid Ali Khan Durrani and DIG (Operations), SSP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan prepared a special plan to curb street crime and directions were issued to all SHOs and patrolling officers for effective policing as well as vigilance in their areas. As per this plan, record of those persons ever remained involved in street crime were also obtained by the police officials and their monitoring was ensured.
City Circle Police during the current year arrested six street criminals persons and recovered 20 mobile phones while while Saddar Circle police arrested 32 19 mobile phones and three snatched cars from them. Industrial Circle police arrested 19 persons and recovered three mobile phones, cash and one snatched car from them. Likewise Rural Zone nabbed three persons and recovered four mobile phones and one car from their possession. Islamabad police also apprehended 650 beggars during the current year in its efforts to curb the menace of professional begging while 670 suspects were also arrested against whom legal action was taken.
SSP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan has directed all Sub-Divisional Police Officers (SDPOs) and Station House Officers (SHOs) to ensure effective patrolling in their jurisdictions and take stern action against the anti-social elements.
He also directed to ensure vigilance against the suspects and make effective checking at all entry and exit points of the city. It is our prime responsibility to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens. Those police officials involved in dereliction of duties or adopting sluggish attitude would not be spared and strict disciplinary action would be taken against them, SSP said.