Islamabad Rural Zone Police has arrested 638 outlaws during the last two and half months and recovered looted items and cars worth over Rs.39 million from them.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, SP (Rural Zone) Hassam bin Iqbal said that effective strategy was adopted to curb criminal activities in the area and remarkable success was achieved. Following directions of Inspector General of Police Dr. Sultan Azam Temuri and Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Najeeb ur Rehman Bugvi, he said that Rural Zone police made renewed efforts and traced 39 cases of dacoities and theft while a total of 638 accused involved in other criminal cases were held during last two and half months.
He said that community policing is being focused by Rural Zone police following vision of IGP Sultan Azam Temuri and gap between police and public would be reduced. He said that several steps have been taken to promote friendly policing and his doors are always open for the citizens.
He said that efforts are underway to control crime in the area and policing affairs are being run on merit. SP (Rural Zone) said that anyone having complaint can visit to his office as utmost efforts would be made to resolve issues on merit.
Sub-Divisional Police Officers, Station House Officers of Police Station in the respective area and media representatives were also present on the occasion.
SP (Rural Zone) Hassam bin Iqbal said that police recovered looted valuables worth Rs. 39.17 million from them. He said that three blind murder cases were also traced during this period while 102 proclaimed offenders were nabbed.
Giving the details about the recovery from Koral police station area, he said that two non-registered motorbikes, four bikes bearing the registration numbers RIB-8254, RIP-5879, LEW-3319, ADP-884, tiles worth Rs. 20.25 million, two mobile phones, clothes and blankets were recovered.
Regarding recovery from Loi Bher police station, he said that three motorbikes (RIO-5612, AGM-317, RIN-2342), cash gold ornaments and mobile phones were recovered by it. The SP (Rural) said that two non-registered motorbikes, one registered motorbike (L-7662), two cars (LZR-100, IDL-9886), cattle, cash and gold ornaments were recovered by Khana police station.
He also appreciated Shehzad town police station for recovering five cars (UG-905, FDV-4878, FDN-487, RIS-39, LWA-3733), three motorbikes (EL-041, LOZ-4357, RIL-4540), laptops, cash , mobile phones and gold ornaments.
Likewise, he said that Sihala police recovered a motorbike (XM-749) and gold ornaments while Nilore police recovered two bikes bearing registration numbers STH-5476 and RIL-4716).
On the occasion, vehicles, bikes and other valuables were recovered to their actual owners. The people appreciated performance of Rural Zone police which recovered valuables worth millions of rupees under supervision of SP (Rural) Hassam bin Iqbal and returned it to them.
SP (Rural) thanked the citizens for their cooperation with police and said that names of police officials ensuring such huge recovery would be forwarded to IGP and SSP for cash awards and commendation certificated by their offices.