RAWALPINDI: Rawal Division Police under their crackdown launched against criminals managed to nab 600 anti social elements in the month of April and recovered huge quantity of drugs, weapons and other items from their possession.
According to Superintendent Police (SP) Rawal Division, Rai Mazhar Iqbal, Rawal Division police on the directives of City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Muhammad Ahsan Younas conducted raids and arrested 54 criminals for possessing illegal weapons.
Police recovered two Kalashnikovs, two rifles, 44 pistols, two daggers and a large number of bullets. He said, 47 drug peddlers were sent behind the bars during April and police seized 35 kg charras and 112 liters liquor.
Similarly, 67 gamblers were also rounded up and police recovered Rs 249,070 cash stake money, 60 mobile phones, a motorcycle while 10 cases were registered against the accused during the period.
The spokesman informed that as many as 146 cases were lodged under Kite Flying Act and police nabbed 171 violators. Over 16,407 kites, 514 kite flying string rolls and other items were also recovered from their possession.
Another 206 persons who violated Section 144 were also booked during April while Rawal Division police succeeded to nab 55 proclaimed offenders.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2020.