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172 criminals held, looted items worth millions of rupees recovered

our correspondent
ISLAMABAD
Islamabad police have arrested 172 outlaws during last week and recovered looted items worth millions of rupees from them including gold ornaments, cars and bikes, a police spokesman said.
Following directions of Inspector General of Police Islamabad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, he said that Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Waqar Ud din directed all police officials to accelerate efforts against anti-social elements and ensure their arrests. As per orders of Islamabad police chief Aamir Zulfiqar khan, renewed efforts were made and police achieved remarkable success.
Owing these efforts, 34 dacoity/robbery cases were traced and 35 persons were arrested.
Police also arrested 18 absconders during the same period. Moreover, Police held 26 accused for involvement in bootlegging and drug peddling activities while 9.840 kilogram hashish, 1.525 kilogram heroin,234 bottle wines were recovered from them.
Police also arrested 26 persons for having illegal weapons and recovered 25 pistols, one gun, one Kalashnikov and 214 rounds from them.
While 05 gamblers were arrested and recovered gambling money as well as gambling tools were recovered from their possession.
Moreover, Police nabbed 62 other accused for their alleged involvement in 50 crime cases of various natures.
DIG (Operations) Waqar Ud din has said 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 the citizens to cooperate with Islamabad in curbing activities of such elements.



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