The Islamabad police arrested 113 suspects in October and recovered 29 cars, two motorcycles, and stolen items worth Rs3.7 million from their possession, said a press release.
Inspector General of Police (IG) Islamabad Bani Amin Khan, in a press conference, detailed the performance of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) and Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of Islamabad Police.
The CIA arrested 80 suspects and recovered gold ornaments, Rs376,000 in cash, three stolen vehicles, two motorbikes, a laptop, a computer, amplifiers, digital cameras, televisions, eight mobile phones, a generator, a UPS, mobile cards, 845 litres of diesel, fake US dollars, 25 fake driving and weapon licenses, 23 pistols, 3.675 kilograms of hashish, 432 wine bottles, 650 liquor bottles, seven drums of liquor and 12 cartons of beer in October, the IG said.
Meanwhile, teams of the ACLC, headed by DSP Rukhsar Mehdi, arrested 33 car lifters and recovered 26 stolen cars from their possession. Out of these 26 stolen cars, eight cars were lifted from jurisdictions of various police stations in Islamabad, said the statement.
The IG said he was satisfied with the performance of the CIA and the ACLC, which has improved after appointments of well-reputed officers. Amin added that the number of car thefts in Islamabad has fallen in 2012. Later, he handed over the keys of recovered vehicles to their owners.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 16th, 2012.