Police arrest 95 in crackdown on criminals in Peshawar


Haqnawaz Shinwari
Police during the last one month have arrested 95 accused in crackdown on street crimes in the provincial capital.
A statement issued by police here on Sunday said that police in the crackdown also recovered a total of Rs 3.7 million, 74 snatched mobile phones, five modern automatic weapons and a number of valuable vehicles and nine motorcycles.
It is to be noted that police in Peshawar has devised a modern strategy against the elements involved in street crimes under which trouble points have been identified in different areas of the city, as well as hotspots have been identified.
In the light of news plan human intelligence including snap checking and search and strike operations have been further activated.
The recent strategy has not only led to a marked reduction in street crimes but has also helped in tightening the noose around the elements involved in the seizure of millions of rupees worth of snatched and stolen items, all mobiles.
The original owners of the phones and vehicles are being traced, after which all items will be returned to their original owners, said police.
SSP Operation Haroon Rasheed has directed to intensify the recent crackdown and all divisional SPs asked to take more effective measures to maintain law and order situation in Peshawar.