19,236 criminals arrested during current year

By Our Correspondent
April 16, 2024
Prisoners sitting inside a dark lockup are seen in this undated image. — AFP/File

LAHORE: Lahore Police have arrested 19,236 criminals, including 6,551 proclaimed offenders, 10,409 court absconders and 2,276 habitual offenders (target offenders) involved in various criminal activities during the current year.


Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Bilal Siddique Kamyana, in a statement issued here on Monday, said that 1,380 proclaimed offenders, 1,632 court absconders and 368 habitual offenders were apprehended in Cantt Division. 536 proclaimed offenders, 1,212 court absconders, and 135 habitual offenders were caught in Civil Lines Division.

Similarly, 1,423 proclaimed offenders, 2,445 court absconders, and 878 habitual offenders are under custody in City Division while 842 proclaimed offenders, 1,576 court absconders, and 365 habitual offenders have been arrested in Iqbal Town Division.

Capital City Police Officer said 1,232 proclaimed offenders, 1,776 court absconders, and 354 habitual offenders were brought to justice in Sadar Division while in Model Town Division, 1,138 proclaimed offenders, 1,768 court absconders, and 176 habitual offenders were taken into custody.

Capital City Police Officer Lahore underlined that modern technology is being utilised for crime prevention and better service delivery. Alongside this, operations are underway to apprehend suspects and anti-social elements through various applications, including Smart Eye, Hotel Eye, and Tenancy Record, among others, he concluded.