18 militants held in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: The local police during search operation arrested 18 suspected militants in Regi area and recovered sophisticated weapons from their possession on Sunday.
Following the directives of SSP operation, SHO Regi police launched an operation in various villages of Regi areas and arrested 18 persons including three proclaimed offenders. The arrested persons were wanted to police in various cases of murder and robbery. The police also recovered sophisticated weapons including LMG, Repeaters, four rifles and pistols from their possession.
Meanwhile, in another crackdown against encroachments in Board Baazar as many as 100 illegal shops were bulldozed by the police while following the directives of Irrigation Department. Most of these makeshift shops were constructed on a roadside canal, which had badly disrupted the flow of water. Despite the repeated warning of the Irrigation Department, the shopkeepers did not remove their encroachments and started protest demonstrations against the government.