49 suspects including Afghans held in Capital

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Islamabad police along with Pak Rangers conducted search operation in Tarnol and its adjacent areas and arrested 49 suspects including 08 Afghans, a police spokesman said.
Following the directions of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Tariq Masood Yasin, SSP (Opera-tions) Islamabad Sajid Kiani has prepared a special plan of search and combing in the city. According to this plan, search operation has been initiated and the police are con-ducting checking at slum areas, inns, hotels and restaurants and Afghan habitats. These measures are being taken to ensure foolproof security during Muharram Ul Haram and keep vigilant eye on the suspected elements.
According to details, on Sat-urday, SP (Saddar) Captain ® Zeshan Haider, Islamabad Police along with contingents of Pak rangers conducted search operation in areas of Dhok Abbasi, Dhok Paracha, Medina Town, Ittfaq Colony, Sayra Kharboza of Tarnol Po-lice station in which they searched houses, workshops, markets, under construction buildings and residential areas. Police including lady Commandos, women police also participated in operation. The teams succeeded to arrest 49 suspects including 08 Afghans. During this grand search operation a heavy amount of weapons was also recovered. This recovery includes, 02 SMG guns, 3 twelve bore guns, four Repeater, (06) 30 bore pistols, one 9mm pistol, two 222 rifles along with ammunition of all types of weapons and mobile phones from their possession.
SSP (Operations) Islamabad Sajid Kiani has said that on the special orders by the Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan a comprehensive plan of searching and combing has been devised to secure the city during Muharram Ul Haram. He said Islamabad police would continue search operations in coming days and complete combing would be made of sensitive areas.
Further-more said that cases will be registered having illegal weapons and the licensed weapons will be verified. He has also appealed the citizens to remain vigilant and inform police in case of any suspicious activity around them.

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