Eight rounded up for possessing arms

Police asked to step up operations against criminals

APP September 06, 2021
An SHO was demoted and eight cops were suspended after the incident. PHOTO: AFP


The Rawalpindi police in their crackdown against illegal weapons rounded up eight suspects from different areas and recovered seven 30 bore pistols, 24 rounds and ammunition from their possession, said a police spokesperson on Sunday.

He said that Taxila police held Arsalan Mehmood and Muhammad Abbas for possessing two 30 bore pistols. Gunjmandi police rounded up Sher Zai and Sher Jan and recovered a 30 bore pistol and 24 rounds from their possession.

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Saddar Wah, Gujar Khan, Rawat and Chauntra police arrested Ashiq, Muhammad Saeed, Basit and Saad Aziz and seized four 30 bore pistols and ammunition from their possession.

Separate cases have been registered against all the accused while further investigations are underway. He said police officers have been asked to accelerate operations against criminals.



Published in The Express Tribune, September 6th, 2021.


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