900 criminals arrested in Lahore
LAHORE: Liaqatabad police claimed to have arrested 900 criminals involved in robbery, theft, gambling, drug peddling other heinous crimes during last three weeks. Liaqatabad police station SHO Pirzada Muhammad Idrees Qureshi told APP here on Sunday that on the direction of DIG (Operation) Rai Tahir and SP Model Town Owais Malik, a drive has been launched against anti–social elements.
The police, during the on-going drive, raided 11 dens in various areas fall in the jurisdiction of Liaqatabad PS and arrested 45 gamblers with stake money.
The police also arrested dozens of persons on the charges of carrying illegal weapons and recovered sophisticated weapons from them. The police recovered huge quantity of drugs and liquor from narcotics dealers during the same period. The police nabbed 2 members of motorcycle lifting gang and recovered four motorcycles from their possession.
The police impounded hundreds of motorcycles bearing vanity number plates/without number plates. Meanwhile, traders and NOGs of Liaqatabad, Kot Lakhpat and Model Town have appreciated the police action against criminals and assured their cooperation in rooting out crimes from the area.
Policemen manhandled? Ichhra police on Sunday said that three persons were arrested on the charges of manhandling the policemen of the Muhafiz Force at a police picket.
Police officials claimed that three men including Faisal Tufail, Lateef, and Faisal Sadique, were on their way to a market on an unregistered motorcycle without number plate when the policemen stopped them.
The motorcyclists, police said, introduced themselves as employees of the Anti Corruption Department and later started manhandling the policemen.
As a result, the police registered a case against them and impounded their two-wheeler. Further investigations are underway.