Karachi police nab 11,074 accused this year
KARACHI: A many as 11,074 alleged criminals were arrested by the city police during raids in different areas of the metropolis this year so far. This was pointed out in a report presented to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, Fayyaz Ali Leghari, says a police statement on Monday. According to the statement, the performance of all three zones of Karachi Police as well as that of the SIU, AVCC and Anti-Car Lifting Cell from January 1 upto December 13 has been assisted this year.
Out of 11,074 alleged criminals 1,813 were absconders and 186 were proclaimed offenders while 1103 dacoits were caught red–handed. The statement said that 7,115 weapons of different calibers were also recovered besides 1,472 mobile phones, 1,355 motorcycles, 505 vehicles and cash also seized.
There were 1,197 encounters of the police with the alleged criminals during which 108 alleged dacoits were killed and 915 gangs of alleged criminals busted during the calendar year.
The police report further pointed out that 108 police officers, jawans embraced ‘martyrdom’ and 124 sustained injuries.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Fayyaz Ahmed Laghari on Monday directed the availability of basic interrogation forensic kits in all police mobile vans so as to preserve forensic evidences at crime scenes after murder and terrorism incidents.
He directed this while chairing a high level meeting at Central Police Office yesterday. Laghari directed that the record of snatched and stolen vehicles should be present in police mobiles, as recovery of these vehicles could be made possible if they spotted during patrolling. He further directed to upgrade the data of lost and snatched vehicles on daily basis with assistance of Anti–Car Lifting Cell (ACLC). IGP Sindh urged police officers to ensure safety to the life and property of citizens.
He asked them to accelerate targeted operations against criminal elements. He directed DIGs, SPs to increase their visits in relevant police stations in order to improve the process of registration of FIRs and resolve the complaints of citizens.
The meeting was attended by Additional IGP CID Ghulam Shabbir Sheikh, Additional IGP Karachi Iqbal Mehmood, DIG Headquarters Sindh Captain (retd) Tahir Naveed, DIGs, SSPs, SIU, ACLC and CIA, and AIG Operation Sindh.