Police arrested 2,183 proclaimed offenders (POs) and 1,256 court absconders (CAs) during a crackdown launched across 11 districts of South Punjab in October.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Additional Inspector General South Punjab Capt (retd) Zaffar Iqbal said he ordered an operation against criminals across the region during which 245 proclaimed offenders of category A and 1,938 of category B had been arrested.
Police apprehended 1,256 court absconders including 47 of category A and 1,209 of category B.
He highlighted that police registered a total of 996 cases of illegal weapon possession and recovered 698 pistols, 120 guns, 40 rifles, 37 Kalashnikovs, 36 revolvers and several bullets from the accused.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 6th, 2020.