Islamabad: Dacoits’ gang busted; 12 outlaws arrested
ISLAMABAD: Police have busted a gang of dacoits and also arrested 12 other outlaws from various areas of the city besides recovering hashish, wine, and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said on Monday. According to police, Assistant Sub–Inspector Bilal Ahmed from Koral police arrested two dacoits, Temur and Abdul Basit, red-handed when they were trying to snatch cash from one Abdul Waheed at gunpoint. The police recovered a 30–bore pistol from them.
Sub–Inspector Muhammad Yousuf from Aabpara Police Station arrested two thieves, Sajid and Raees Khan, and recovered stolen items worth Rs 75,000 from their possession. Meanwhile, ASI Muhammad Anar also arrested a thief, later identified as Zulfiqar.
Sub–Inspector Shahid Mehmud from Secretariat Police Station arrested a drug–pusher, Raja Hameed, who was in possession of 800 grammes of hashish. ASI Najeebullah from Ramna Police Station arrested Temur and Azam during the routine patrolling. They were in possession of five bottles of wine.
ASIs Arshad Mehmud and Arif Hussain from Sabzi Mandi Police Station arrested Tahir and Yousuf Khan for having two 30-bore pistols, while SI Ajmal Khan from Tarnol police nabbed Shah Faisal, who was in possession of some knives. On the other hand, SI Javed Iqbal from Shehzad Town police arrested Nawaz Masih for possessing 12 bottles of wine. Cases have been registered against the nabbed persons and further investigations are underway.
The Islamabad police have arrested 201 persons involved in street crime during the current year and have recovered 170 mobile phones and looted cash from them. According to the federal capital police spokesman, Islamabad IG Bani Amin Khan has directed all officers, especially the station house officers (SHOs), to launch aggressive campaigns against those involved in street crime.