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November 22, 2019

Incidents of terrorism, crimes record decrease in province

Peshawar

November 22, 2019

PESHAWAR: The incidents of terrorism and crimes have recorded a further decrease in the province during the current year as compared to the corresponding years, officials said on Thursday.

An official said during the last 10 months of the current year, six incidents of kidnapping for ransom took place as compared to 11 in the year 2018. The incidents of kidnapping for ransom dropped by 45 per cent as compared to last year, the official said, adding, 18011 proclaimed offenders have been arrested during the year 2019 as compared to 16613 in the year 2018 which are 1398 more in numbers.

Similarly, a total of 1568 theft and 73 extortion cases occurred during the current year as compared to 1587 theft and 75 extortion cases of the corresponding year. Likewise, 23 cases of vehicles snatching took place during the current year as compared to 28 cases of last year.

A total of 4896 incidents of aerial firing reported during the year 2019 as compared to 5693 incidents of the year 2018 which are 797 less in numbers. During the current year, 72 incidents of terrorism took place as compared to 75 incidents of the correspondent period of the last year which showed a 4 per cent decrease in the terrorism incidents.

A total of 19291.681 kg narcotics (charas, heroin, ice) were recovered during the current year as compared to 16221.632 kg narcotics of last year which is 3070.049 kg more in numbers. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police also showed performance Under the National Action Plan.

During the current year, 1410 cases were registered against hotels owners in violation of Hotels and Serais Act as compared to 1319 cases of the year 2018 which is 91 more in numbers. This year 12524 cases were registered in TIF as compared to 12490 cases of the year 2018.

Probe sought into torture of grade-4 student

Elders have sought probe against the principal of the Government Primary School, No, 1, Pishtakhara, Peshawar, for allegedly torturing a student.

Talking to reporters here on Thursday, Mohammad Ishaq, father of 11 years old Abdullah, said that he had already got registered a case against the principal at the Pishtakhara Police Station for thrashing his son, who is a student of class four.

His son, he said, had been a TB patient for the last three years and this had been conveyed to his teachers so that they could give them proper care.

Flanked by the elders of Khalil Mohmand tribe, Mohammad Ishaq alleged that his son was severely tortured by the principal with sticks with the help of two other teachers on November 6 only for drinking water from the cooler meant for the principal.

He said he took his son to the Khyber Teaching Hospital. After medical tests, he said, the doctors told him that child had been severely tortured on his buttock and legs.

The parent said the affected child needed special treatment as the injuries have turned serious and he could not afford that.

The elders appealed to the chief justice, Peshawar High Court, KP chief minister and the provincial police chief to take notice of the issue and take action.

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