13 outlaws held; looted cash, valuables and weapons recovered

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Islamabad police have arrested 13 outlaws including thief, snatcher gangs involved in numerous criminal activities from different areas of the city and recovered looted cash, valuables and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said.

He said that, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younas had ordered crackdown against criminal elements including those involved in robberies, street crimes and recover looted items.

Following these orders, SSP (Operations) Faisal Kamran directed all zonal officers to accelerate their efforts to curb the crime in the city.

According to the details, a Bani Gala police team headed by SHO Bani Gala Rasheed Ahmed along with other officials arrested four accused involved in numerous criminal activities by using human and intelligence sources.

The accused were identified as Muhammad Umar, Tanzeel Ahmed, Raees Khan and Aneel. Police team also recovered looted cash and items worth Rs. 7,50,000 from their possession.

Likewise, a PS Sabzi Mandi police team headed by SHO Sabzi Mandi Ishtiaq Hussain Shah along with other officials arrested four members of a thief gang. The accused were identified as Muhammad Tanveer, Alam Zeb, Shah Ali and Arif. Police also recovered 14 batteries from their possession.

The accused were involved in stealing car batteries standing outside houses.

Similarly, a Koral Police team headed by SHO Koral Azeem Minhas along with other officials arrested three accused involved in criminal activities. The accused were identified as Mohsin Ali, Kamran and Abdul Wahab. Police recovered a stolen bike, clothes worth 2,00,000 rupees and

one 30 bore pistol with ammunition from their possession. Furthermore, a Golra police team headed by SHO Golra Nadeem Tahir along with other officials arrested two accused namely Hassan Raza and Muhammad Ramzan during snap checking. One 30 bore pistol and a dagger recovered from their possession. The accused were shifted to the police station. During preliminary interrogation the accused confessed their involvement in looting ladies at gunpoint. Different cases have been registered against the accused, further investigation underway. IGP Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younas has appreciated this overall performance of the police teams and further ordered to intensify the crackdown in their respective areas. “Safety and security of the

citizens is our foremost priority and no laxity will be tolerated in this regard” he added.