Law and order: Bahawalpur police report slight slash in crime rate

6,106 cases related to various offences registered in 2015

Our Correspondent December 07, 2015

BAHAWALPUR: Bahawalpur police have registered 6,106 cases related to various offences over the last 11 months – the number has gone down by 944 compared to cases registered during the same period in 2014.

Of the 12,582 wanted suspects, the district police have arrested 9,306. Challans were submitted against 4,897 suspects. As many as 486 cases were dismissed as false.

The police registered 87 murder cases and arrested 187 of the 355 suspects named in the cases. Seven murder cases were dismissed as fake.

As many as 96 cases of attempted murder were registered. Of the 385 suspects named in these cases, 347 were arrested. Two cases were dismissed as fake. The police arrested 327 cases of robbery; 12 out of these cases were dismissed as fake. Of the 1,233 robbery accused, 960 arrested.

The police said they had busted 18 gangs of robbers.

The district police registered 363 cases related to abduction and rape out of which 145 were dismissed. Out of the 599 suspects named in the cases, 336 were arrested. Of the 197 people wanted for rape, 150 were arrested and challans were filed against 99.

Of the nine cases registered under the head of street crime, two were dismissed as fake. Thirteen of the 14 suspects named in the FIRs were arrested. Police also recovered stolen valuables worth Rs505,000.

During a crackdown on illicit weapons, police registered 465 cases and arrested 465 suspects. They have also seized five Kalashnikov rifles, 35 other rifles, 67 shotguns, 327 revolvers/pistols, 33 carbines and 20,457 rounds.

The police registered 912 drug-peddling cases and arrested 968 suspects. They also recovered 1.8 kilogramme of opium, 143.2 kilogramme of charas, 3 kilogramme of heroin, 3,407 bottles of liquor and 1,366 litres of Lehan.

Under the National Action Plan against terrorism, the police registered 134 cases over violation of the Loudspeaker Act. As many as 134 suspects were arrested produced before court in this regard.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 8th, 2015.


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