Islamabad police recovers vehicles, valuables worth Rs 23m
ISLAMABAD: Owing to high efforts of the Islamabad police and the effective strategy to counter the criminal elements, a total of 313 accused were arrested during the last month for their alleged involvement in various crime cases besides recovery of cache of weapons, narcotics, and looted items worth Rs 23 million from them.
Following the directives issued from Minister for Interior Nisar Ali Khan for enhancing policing measures in the city for ensuring protection to the lives and property of the citizens, the Islamabad police made special efforts to curb activities of the anti–social elements and achieved significant success. AIG (Operation) Sultan Azam Temuri assigned a special task to the officials of the Islamabad police and massive crackdown against the absconders, criminal elements, and search operation against the suspects was launched. During all these efforts for affective policing, the Islamabad police achieved remarkable success during the last month and arrested 313 persons for their alleged involvement in criminal activities. A total of 74 accused were arrested for possessing illegal weapons and involvement in drug peddling activities while a cache of weapons and narcotics was recovered from them.
Twenty–seven (27) car thieves were nabbed and 22 vehicles and several motorbikes were recovered from them. A total of 74 persons were held for their alleged involvement in dacoit as well as theft incidents while gold ornaments, cell phones, laptops, cash, and other valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees were also recovered from them. The police nabbed five court absconders and 12 proclaimed offenders in a crackdown against those criminals being at large. The police took action against 542 beggars and shifted 496 beggars to Edhi Home, while challans against 46 professional alm seekers were submitted in relevant courts. As many as 116 suspects were arrested while activities of 187 persons were put under constant monitoring due to their suspicious activities. Six persons were nabbed for their alleged involvement in immoral activities, the sources said. Owing to the smart policing tactics used by the Islamabad police, the metropolitan has experienced significant reduction in the car theft incidents. Islamabad police Assistant Inspector General Sutlan Azam Temuri has said it is the prime responsibility of the police to provide relief to the citizens, adding that every possible effort would be made to provide protection to the lives and property of the citizens as well as resolving their complaints on immediate basis. Islamabad IGP Tahir Alam Khan has also appreciated the overall performance and further directed all the police officials to continue such endeavors to nab the criminal elements.