Islamabad: Huge cache of arms seized, one held
ISLAMABAD: Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of Islamabad police foiled an attempt to smuggle huge cache of weapons and recovered six mini machine guns, 14 kalashnikovs, four 12 bore pump action, one 12 bore double barrel, one sniper rifle and over 30,000 rounds from a vehicle near motorway inter-change.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik in press conference here on Sunday termed these recoveries a success of Islamabad police and appreciated Islamabad IGP Bani Amin Khan, SSP Muhammad Yousaf Malik for taking effective steps to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens. According to police source, police team stopped a suspected car following which its driver tried to escape from the scene. Police chased the absconding person and managed to overpower him. Upon search of the car, police recovered huge quantity of weapons including six mini machine guns and many other weapons. He also awarded commendation certificates for the members of the police team who foiled the attempts of weapons’ smuggling. Chief Commissioner Tariq Mehmood Pirzada, IGP, SSP, SP Sajid Kayani, SP Investigation Chaudhry Liaquat Ali, SP Muhammad Ishaq Warraich and other police officials were also present on the occasion. The minister said Islamabad police was endeavoring its best to safeguard the city and this force is role model for other law enforcement agencies. Earlier, the IGP Islamabad briefed the minister about the performance of Islamabad police and efforts in curbing criminal activities.