The police have arrested two accused of a snatchers gang involved in numerous incidents of snatching in twin cities, a police spokesman said on Sunday.
He said that IGP Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younas had categorically ordered all zonal officers for massive crackdown against criminal elements and to protect the lives and property of the citizens.
According to the details, a police team of Noon police station under supervision of SP Industrial Area Saud Khan headed by SHO Noon SI Adeel Shoukat, ASIs Malik Asif, Muhammad Iftikhar alongwith other officials apprehended a snatchers gang.
The accused were identified as Ghulam Murtaza and Abdul Qayyum. Police team has also recovered snatched cash worth Rs. 50,000, 04 mobile phones, 03 motorbikes and weapons used in crime. Two bikes were snatched from Jhangi Syedan and Chishtiabad and one from GT road.
During preliminary investigation the accused have confessed their involvement in numerous cases of snatching in areas of PS Tarnol, Noon, Golra and different areas of Rawalpindi.
IGP Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younas has appreciated this performance of police team and further directed all zonal SPs to intensify the security in their respective areas. “Safety and security of the citizens is our prime responsibility and no laxity would be tolerated in this regard” he added.