Islamabad: 629 outlaws arrested in April
ISLAMABAD: In continuous efforts by Islamabad Police to curb criminal activities, a total of 629 criminals have been arrested during the last month besides recovery of looted items worth Rs30.8 million, 28 cars, huge cache of contraband and weapons from their possession, the police spokesman said on Thursday.
It was told in a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Inspector General of Police (Islamabad) Aftab Ahmad Cheema, which also attended by (AIG) Operations Sultan Azam Temuri, zonal SPs and other police officials.
In the meeting, the performance report of last month was presented to the IGP. The AIG (Operations) said that Islamabad Police teams arrested 22 persons for their alleged involvement in dacoity incidents and recovered gold ornaments, cell phones, cash and laptops from their possession. He said that 36 carjackers and snatchers were arrested and 28 vehicles and six motorbikes were recovered from them.
Likewise, 87 persons were apprehended for possessing illegal weapons and police recovered 73 pistols, four guns, seven Kalashnikovs, and 870 rounds from them. A total of 102 drug pushers and bootleggers were arrested and 1,637 wine bottles, 32 kilograms of hashish and 160 grams of heroin were recovered from them.
In crackdown on absconders, Islamabad Police nabbed 43 court absconders and 38 proclaimed offenders who were wanted by police for their alleged involvement in crime cases of heinous nature.
Meanwhile, 1,229 beggars were shifted to Edhi Home while 134 children were sent to the Child Centre. Police submitted challans of 359 professional beggars in courts.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Aftab Ahmad Cheema at the end of meeting directed that providing relief to citizens is the responsibility of police and every possible effort should be made to provide protection to the lives and property of citizens as well as resolving their complaints on immediate basis. He stressed for effective steps to curb crime and activities of anti-social elements.