Islamabad: IGP reviews report on vehicle-lifting incidents
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Police is making utmost efforts to curb car–lifting practices in the city, and several receivers of stolen vehicles have been apprehended due to the coordination of Islamabad Police with police of other districts. IGP Islamabad Bani–Amin Khan said while reviewing the report regarding auto–theft in the city and he also stressed for concerted efforts to curb car–theft practices.
The IGP was told that significant reduction has been witnessed in the auto–theft incidents while recovery ratio has also increased during the first three months of the year. A total of 122 car–theft incidents were reported in first three months of 2012 as compared to 176 car–theft incidents in the corresponding period of 2011.
A total of 54 stolen and four snatched vehicles were recovered during first three months of this year while 50 accused of car-theft were also arrested. During the same period, 69 tempered vehicles were also recovered as compared to 49 vehicles recovered during the corresponding period of last year.
Similarly, decline has been witnessed in motorcycle theft incidents and a total of 37 motorbikes were recovered during three months of 2012 as compared to recovery of 24 vehicles during the same period of last year.
The SSP Muhammad Yousuf Malik has also accorded top priority to prevent car–theft incidents and directions have been issued to all police officials for ensuring effective steps to check this crime.