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Islamabad police arrested 291 outlaws last week, recovered looted items worth Rs22.9m

ISLAMABAD – Senior Superintendent of police (Operations) Islamabad Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer said that Islamabad police accelerated its efforts against criminals and arrested 291 outlaws during last week with huge recovery of looted items worth 22.9 million.

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) told that 48 culprits involved in dacoity, robbery, car/motorcycle theft were arrested while 34 absconders were held during the same period. Complete challans of 198 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 have nabbed 27 accused and recovered 14.715kg hashish, 4.898kg heroin, 92 wine bottles from them. The 37 accused were also held for having illegal weapons and recovered 33 pistols, two rifles, one Kalashnikov and 397 rounds from them, the SSP maintained. 

The SSP emphasised that, despite the law and order situation in the capital, police accelerated their efforts against criminals and 145 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 in curbing activities of such elements.

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