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358 criminals held, Rs53.791m booty recovered


March 19, 2018

Islamabad: Islamabad police have arrested 358 outlaws during the last 15 days including 18 dacoits and 108 absconders besides recovering looted items worth Rs53.791 million from them, the police spokesman said on Sunday.

He said that Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Najeeb ur Rehman Bugvi directed all police officials to accelerate efforts against anti-social elements and ensure their arrest. Following his directions, renewed efforts were made and police achieved remarkable success.

Owing these efforts, eight robbery cases were traced and 18 persons were arrested besides recovery of looted items worth Rs1.033 million from them. Police have also nabbed 24 culprits in 14 cases of street crime and theft and recovered looted items worth Rs23.788 million.

Likewise, police initiated crackdown against those involved in drug pushing activities. Police nabbed 60 drug pushers and recovered 14.077 kilogram hashish, 1,120 gram heroin and 2,557 wine bottles from them respectively.

Eighteen persons were held for their involvement in car lifting/tempering of vehicles, motorcycle theft and recovered car and motorcycles worth Rs24.17 million from them. Police also recovered 97 bikes during the current week worth more than Rs4.8 million which were found stolen from various areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and various districts of Punjab.

Investigations in 237 cases were completed and their challans were submitted in relevant courts. Police also arrested 54 persons for having illegal weapons and recovered three kalashnikovs, 51 pistols and 416 rounds from them.

Legal action was taken against 204 beggars. In all, 29 search operations were conducted in various areas of the city and 71 suspects were also held besides recovery of weapons and ammunition from them.

Two blind murders cases were traced and four persons involved in these cases were nabbed during the reporting period. Cases have been registered against these accused at various police stations.

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