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7,56,738 FIRs registered against 12,47,212 people in 2022

By Our Correspondent
January 01, 2023

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police Punjab Aamir Zulfiqar Khan has said that in the New Year, the crackdown against criminal elements, especially dangerous gangs, habitual criminals and organised criminal groups, should be intensified in all districts of the province. He issued these instructions to the officers while reviewing the overall performance of the police in 2022 at Central Police Office on Saturday.

According to the details, during the year 2022, 7,56,738 FIRs were registered against 12,47,212 people across the province. 10,224 accused of 3,650 dangerous gangs involved in various crimes were arrested in all districts. Likewise, 38,052 cases were traced through the investigation of these gangs and stolen goods worth Rs2,116 million were recovered. In the just ending year, 93,414 proclaimed offenders were arrested and imprisoned across the province.

Taking stern actions against menace of drugs, 26,132 accused were arrested in across the province. 218,849 kilograms of charas, 578 kilograms of heroin, 691 kilograms of opium and 40,722 liters of liquor worth billions of rupees were recovered from the possession of the accused. In the crackdown against possession of illegal weapons, 49,052 accused were arrested from different districts, while 2,112 stengun, 1,500 Kalashnikovs, 5,804 rifles, 2,598 guns, 658 revolvers, 33,327 pistols, 494 carbines, 61 Mausers, 780 Repeaters, and an anti-aircraft gun were seized from the possession of the accused.

Thousands of bullets and cartridges were also recovered. In the current year, the police recovered more than 18,000 stolen and snatched vehicles and motorcycles from various districts of Punjab. Similarly, 40,02,050 complaints were registered on Complaint Management System out of which 39,82,331 were resolved. 7,23,026 FIRs were registered on the complaints submitted. IG Punjab directed to take steps under an effective strategy to stamp out organised crime across the province and accused should be put behind the bars under the zero tolerance policy.