ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police have arrested 682 criminals from various areas of the federal capital during last month and valuables worth Rs 19 million were recovered from them, said a press release issued here on Sunday.
On the directions of Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, a comprehensive security and vigilance plan was prepared by IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan and SSP Sajid Kiani through involving all stakeholders.
An effective crackdown was launched following this plan and 682 criminals were arrested during the last month and valuables worth Rs. 19 million were recovered from them.
Police completed investigation on 352 cases and sent their challans to respective courts.
A total of 119 proclaimed offenders and court absconders, 109 drug pushers were arrested besides recovery of 36,395 gram hashish, 4,035 gram heroin, 1,800 gram opium, 498 wine bottles and cache of weapons from them.
Likewise, 94 cases of recovery were also registered against various persons.
This is to mention here that In August 2014, Islamabad police arrested 454 persons and valuables worth Rs. 9 million were recovered from them. A total of 69 cases for possessing weapons were also registered in August last year.
A total of 310 cases were sent to courts after completion of investigation on them and 38 proclaimed offenders were arrested.
IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan has said that city will be made more secure. Policing has become very much tough job in the present situation but one should appreciate those performing well as the high ratio of total traced as well as disposed of cases is really appreciable.
He said policemen have been given target to focus on detection of crime and satisfy the public by resolving their grievances. The citizens are, and should be proud of the fact that Islamabad Police have always performed diligently to ensure security to people, he added.
The IGP have also directed all officials especially those working at police stations to complete investigation on all pending cases within 14 days and provide maximum relief to citizens through accelerating the process of investigation purely in a transparent manner. – APP