Islamabad: 202 outlaws nabbed in September
ISLAMABAD: Owing high efforts of Islamabad police and effective strategy to counter criminal elements, a total of 202 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. 25.6 million from them.
Following the directions from Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan to enhance policing measures in the city for ensuring protection to the lives and property of the citizens, Islamabad police made special efforts to curb activities of anti–social elements and achieved significant success. IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan assigned special task to officials of Islamabad Police and massive crackdown against absconders, criminal elements and search operation against suspects was launched. During all these efforts for effective policing, Islamabad police achieved remarkable success during the last month and arrested 202 persons for their alleged involvement in criminal cases.
A total of 55 accused were registered in various police stations against those possessing illegal weapons and involved drug peddling activities. Thirty seven (37) car thieves and snatchers were nabbed and 49 vehicles and 15 motorbikes were recovered from them. A total of 52 persons were held for their alleged involvement in dacoity as well as theft incidents while gold ornaments, cell phones, lap tops, cash and other valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees were recovered from them. During this period, five blind murders were traced and eight persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in murder cases.
Three extortionists and four kidnappers were also arrested during last month. Police nabbed nine court absconders and 11 proclaimed offenders in crackdown against those criminals being at large.
Vigilance at police pickets, arrest of car thieves and recoveries of stolen vehicles and a stern message to police to be tough on the criminals have led to this reduction in car theft. SSP Islamabad Asmat Ullah Junejo has said it is the prime responsibility of police to provide relief to citizens, adding that every possible effort would be made to provide protection to the lives and property of citizens as well as resolving their complaints on immediate basis. IGP Islamabad, Tahir Alam Khan has also appreciated this overall performance and further directed all police officials to continue such endeavors to nab criminal elements.