ISLAMABAD – Islamabad police have held 433 criminals during last two weeks and looted items worth millions of rupees were recovered. Senior Superintendent of police (Operations) Islamabad Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanveer said that Islamabad police accelerated efforts against criminals and arrested 433 outlaws during last two weeks with huge recovery of looted items worth Rs23.28 million, a police spokesman said.
He said that following directions of Inspector General of Police Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman and Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Afzaal Ahmad Kausar, renewed efforts were made and police achieved remarkable success.
SSP (Operations) said 67 culprits were arrested involved in dacoity, robbery, car/motorcycle theft with recovery worth Rs17.62 million while 45 absconders were held during the same period. Complete challans of 292 cases were sent to concerned apex courts, he added.
Syed Mustafa Tanweer further said that ICT Police had launched a special campaign against drug sellers/bootleggers for elimination of this menace from capital. During this campaign Islamabad police nabbed 30 accused and recovered 14.745 kilogram hashish, 832 gram heroin, 560 gram ice and 172 wine bottles from them. Twenty seven accused were also held for having illegal weapons and recovered 24 pistols, two Kalashnikovs, two guns, two daggers and 127 rounds from them, the SSP maintained.
The SSP emphasised that police accelerated their efforts against criminals and 264 accused involved in crimes of different nature were also arrested.
Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer reiterated that criminal elements would not to be spared and those involved in such acts would have to face action as per law. He has also appealed to the citizens to cooperate with Islamabad police in curbing activities of such elements.