Cops catch 214 outlaws recovering valuables worth millions

By U.Zee

ISLAMABAD: Capital Cops, in a bid to tighten noose around anti-social elements, booked 214 outlaws during the past week and recovered looted items worth millions of rupees from them including gold ornaments, two cars and six bikes. According to details, following the directives of IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, DIG Operations Waqar-ud-din Syed directed all cop officials to accelerate efforts against anti-social elements and ensure their arrests. As par orders of IGP Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, renewed efforts were made achieving remarkable success. Owing to the efforts, 35 crooks were caught for their involvement in dacoity and robbery instanses besides recovery of valuables including gold ornaments, two cars and six bikes. Meanwhile, 29 absconders were held during the same period and 39 accused were nabbed for involvement in bootlegging and drug peddling activities. A total of 5.220 kilogram hashish, 1.933 kilogram heroin, 1.115 kilogram ice and more than 287 liters alcohol were also recovered from them. Cops also arrested 44 persons for having illegal weapons and recovered 42 pistols, two Kalashnikov, one gun and 181 rounds from them. Sixty-seven accused wanted to police for their alleged involvement in crime cases of various nature were also held. The challans of 172 cases were referred to the relevant courts after completion of investigation on them. DIG Operations Waqar-ud-din Syed has said that criminal elements would not to be spared and those involved in such acts would have to face action as per law. Waqar-uddin Syed said a massive crackdown was underway against anti-social elements. He has also appealed the citizens to co-operate with the Capital Cops in curbing activities of anti-social elements at large.