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PHP detains 1,381 criminals in February

By Our Correspondent
March 02, 2024
A representational image of a lockup. — Unsplash/File
A representational image of a lockup. — Unsplash/File

LAHORE: In the month of February, the Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) conducted street checks through e-Police Post app across Punjab and arrested 1,381 criminals of different categories, including proclaimed offenders (POs).

The PHP checked 1.70 million vehicles with the help of modern technology and recovered 292 stolen vehicles including 27 cars, 252 motorcycles and 13 other vehicles.The PHP authorities imposed fine on traffic rules violators to the tune of Rs 212,805.

Legal action was taken against 590 vehicles across the province for using gas cylinders and ticketed 92, 413 vehicles.The PHP issued 8,623 driving licences last month and recovered 4 Kalashnikovs, 9 rifles and 65 pistols from criminals and booked 78 accused.

The force extended assistance and guidance to 7,028 passengers on roads across the province.The PHP reunited 44 missing children with their parents and provided first aid to 154 people who suffered injuries in various accidents.

The PHP officials recovered 2,300 litre liquor, 23,635 gram hashish and 9,120 gram opium from drug dealers.Additional IG PHP Abdul Kareem directed the officers and officials to perform their duties with more diligence and zeal.