Police arrest 13 in Mardan
MARDAN: Police here on Monday claimed to have arrested 13 suspected persons, including three wanted men, and recovered explosives and weapons during a midnight crackdown in rural areas of the district.
Briefing reporters, District Police Officer Syed Zeeshan Raza said the police launched the operation in the limits of Rustam, Shahbaz Ghari, Katlang, Jabbar and Chura police stations. He said the police raided several criminal dens and recovered six dynamites, one hand grenade, 10 metres safety fuse, 12 Kalashnikov rifles, 17 pistols, five rifles and 881 rounds.
Crime rate is again on the rise in Mardan where aerial firing, robberies, bombing of schools have increased. So far, police have not arrested those involved in the bombing of girls’ and boys’ schools. Militants have again emerged in the limits of Katlang, Chura and Jabbar police stations during the last several weeks.