Tuesday October 03, 2023

Rioters cost Islamabad millions of rupees in loss

By Our crime correspondent
May 15, 2023

Islamabad: The Islamabad police have released a detailed report on the damage caused during the recent violent protests and arson in the federal capital. According to the report, public and private property worth more than Rs250 million was damaged during the unrest, the police spokesman said.

He said that the report highlights that 12 vehicles and 34 motorcycles were set on fire, while 01 SMG rifle, one 12-bore rifle, 42 anti-riot kits and 03 wireless sets were snatched by miscreants. In addition, 82 officers and jawans, including one SP, two ASPs, and 11 FC personnel were injured during the violent protests.

Police have arrested 564 culprits so far, and 26 cases have been registered against extremist elements involved in the violent protests. Of these arrests, 552 people were nominated in the FIRs and 12 people have been arrested under three MPOs.

The police have emphasized that all arrests were made by fulfilling legal requirements.

In the riots, miscreants damaged government property and installations, completely setting fire to the office of DPO Industrial Area. Armed miscreants opened fire at Ramna police station, Tarnol police station, and Sangjani police station.

Armed with petrol bombs and weapons on Kashmir Highway and Expressway, the protesters damaged private and government vehicles and motorcycles, and torched and destroyed 12 vehicles and 34 motorcycles.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan stated that the police have intensified the process of identifying those involved in the riots, with the help of CCTV footage and videos. Raids are being conducted to identify the miscreants and arrest them.

The Islamabad capital police urge the public to cooperate with the authorities and provide any information that could help in identifying those involved in the violent protests and arson.