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Street crimes increasing in capital

ISLAMABAD   –  Two persons were killed in a road traffic accident while a girl and boy were also kidnapped in two separate incidents in different localities of capital, informed sources on Monday.

They said the armed dacoits and robbers also deprived several citizens of cash, mobile phones, gold and other valuables. Similarly, auto theft gang also pilfered six motorcycles and cars from Islamabad, sources said.

According to sources, a speeding dumper crushed a man Muhammad Hussain and his niece Sobia Bibi who were travelling on bike at GT Road, in the area of Police Station Noon. They said police registered case against accused driver on complaint of Navid, the brother of deceased female and started investigation. 

A man namely Abid Hussain lodged complaint with PS Ramna and accused Tanvir of kidnapping his 16-year-old sister. Police registered case and held the kidnapper besides recovering the abducted girl, they said. An 11-year-old boy namely Abdul Jabbar was allegedly kidnapped by unknown kidnappers from Jahangir Town, a suburb of Banigala, according to sources. Banigala police have begun search for abducted boy after filing a case on application of his father Abdul Wahab. Similarly, armed robbers and dacoits targeted some seven citizens/mugged houses in limits of police stations Golra, Tarnol, Sihala, Koral, Margalla and Kohsar and snatched cash, mobile phones, gold ornaments and other valuables, they said.

Likewise, auto theft gangs took away two motorcycles and four cars from precincts of police stations Industrial Area, Koral and Lohi Bher. Police registered cases against the robbers, dacoits and car lifters and started investigation, said a police spokesman. 

Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Dr Syed Mustafa Tanvir said that police were taking strict action against anti-social elements and those involved in unlawful activities in order to maintain law and order situation in the capital. 

Following directions from IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil Ur Rehman and DIG Operations Afzaal Ahmad Kausar, he said Islamabad police is taking every possible step to secure the city and ensure safety and security of its citizens.

Meanwhile, a police spokesman informed media that Lohi Bher police team arrested a kite seller Ibrar and recovered 107 kites and strings.  In another activity, Aabpara police team under supervision of SP City Muhammad Umar Khan arrested a kite seller namely Nasir Shehzad and recovered 95 kites and 12 metal strings. Cases have been registered against all the accused.

Meanwhile, Ramna police arrested a drug peddler Ramzan and recovered 1260 gram hashish. Shams colony police arrested four accused namely Jawad, Numan Ameen, Mohsin Khan and Zahid Khan and recovered three pistols and one dagger. Aabpara police arrested an accused Imran. 

During special campaign against absconders, police teams arrested seven absconders involved in heinous crimes. DIG (Operations) and SSP (Operations) have appreciated this overall performance of police team.  SSP (Operations) emphasised that kite flying is life threatening, unlawful and can ruin someone’s life.

 He appealed citizens to avoid kite flying/selling and cooperate with police.

SSP (Operations) reiterated that ICT Police is accelerating its all-out efforts to curb crime and secure capital. 

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