Not a pretty New Year’s Eve for lawbreakers in twin cities

* CTP impounds 70 vehicles, motorcycles for violation of traffic rules g Drunkard revellers, outlaws among 29 arrested in capital
Not a pretty New Year’s Eve  for lawbreakers in twin cities

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: The City Traffic Police (CTP) taking stern action against violators, particularly of traffic rules, impounded 70 vehicles and motorcycles in various police stations of the Rawalpindi city, while as many as 425 drivers and bikers were issued tickets.
The CTP launched a special drive against those performing wheelies and driving rashly, and made several arrangements to curb the activity, especially on the New Year’s Eve, said City Traffic Officer (CTO) Superintendent of Police (SP) Syed Ishtiaq Hussain Shah.
He said though the activities were being checked by traffic officials deputed on city roads, special arrangements had been made to control rash and dangerous driving on Tuesday night with deployment of special squads.
Ishtiaq Shah said that the CTP in its operation against one-wheeling as well as rash and dangerous driving took action against violators in accordance with the law. 
He said that the traffic police officers were directed to keep a vigilant eye on the one-wheelers and rash drivers so that action in accordance with the law could be taken against them. 
“Under the special arrangements, traffic officials were deployed at various points. The traffic officers and circle heads had been directed to take stern action against the wheelers without discrimination,” he said.
He said wheelers and those driving rashly were not only playing with their own lives but also with those of other road users. He said the traffic wardens had been directed to take effective measures in this regard. Under the efforts to curb the activity, those found performing wheelies were also fined, he said.
He said the citizens, particularly parents, should come forward and play their role to curb the activity, as wheelies, rash and negligent driving were the main causes for fatal accidents.
Over in Islamabad, the police claimed to have arrested 29 outlaws, including two females, during raids in Sectors F8/3 and F6/4 and recovered 410 wine bottles and weapons from them, a police spokesman said.
On a tip off, SP (Saddar) Jameel Ahmed Hashmi constituted a special team, which raided at house in Sector F-8/3 and arrested 18 persons, including two females, for their alleged involvement in immoral activities, as they had assembled there to celebrate the New Year’s night. The police also recovered 322 wine and beer bottles during the raid.
The nabbed persons have been identified as Saad Akhtar, Kamal Ilvi, Nadeem, Nauman Khalid, Faizan Butt, Adil, Zahid, Khalid Kiyani, Arsalan, Ashfaq, Ansar, Shah Afridi, Urooj Khalid, Sajid Khan, Tanvee, Ibrahim Baig, Zainab and Seema.
Likewise, Kohsar police raided at house in Sector F6/4 and arrested three persons for selling wine. The nabbed persons have been identified as Malik Arif Mehmud, Ali Raza and Arshad, while police also recovered 74 wine bottles from them.
Meanwhile, ASI Sajid Rafique arrested Arshad, Tariq Rasheed and Asad Rasheed during special checking and recovered 11 wine bottles from them.
Sub-Inspector Muhammad Arshaf from the Bani Gala police arrested Hayat Khan and Imran Khan for having three wine bottles, while Sub-Inspector Muhammad Ishaq recovered a 30-bore pistol, 17 rounds and knuckle-dusters from Sher Rehman and Imdad.
Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is underway. 
During the general hold up, Islamabad police also impounded 25 bikes and 20 cars being driven without authentic documents, while black sheets were removed from 10 vehicles.

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