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Police round up 26 lawbreakers; charas, liquor bottles recovered

* 407 criminals nabbed during the last month

RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: Under its ongoing drive against the anti-social elements the police have arrested 26 lawbreakers besides recovering over 19 kilogrammes of charras, 118 liquor bottles, 80 litres of local liquor, and four pistols of 30 bore with 14 rounds from the possession of the arrested accused.According to the police, the Waris Khan police netted a man for having 1,250 grammes of charas. The Westridge police nabbed another accused and recovered 520 grammes of charas. The Race Course police arrested a man and recovered 530 grammes of charas. The Kalar Syedan police seized over nine kilogrammes of charas from an accused while another person was sent behind the bars for having over eight kilogrammes of charras. The New Town police conducted a raid and recovered eight bottles of liquor. The Gujar Khan police netted a man with 50 liquor bottles while another man was sent behind the bars for having 60 bottles of liquor. The Taxila police rounded up another man for possessing 80 litres of local liquor. Others accused were rounded up with illegal weapons and drugs. Meanwhile, the Saddar Barooni police conducted a raid at an illegal petrol agency and arrested an accused. The Kalar Syedan police apprehended four others and recovered stolen goats from their possession.According to reports, the Islamabad police nabbed 407 accused during the last month for their alleged involvement in various crime cases, besides the recovery of cache of weapons, narcotics, and looted items worth Rs 68 million from their possession. A total of 70 cases were registered in various police stations against those possessing illegal weapons and 70 persons were arrested besides recovery of 60 pistols, five rifles, three Kalashnikovs, seven daggers, and 2,830 rounds from them. In all, 56 persons were held for their involvement in drug peddling as well as bootlegging activities while 9 kilogrammes of hashish, 235 grammes of heroin, and 2,433 wine bottles were recovered from them. Twenty-six car thieves and snatchers were nabbed and 19 vehicles and six motorbikes were recovered from them. A total of 57 persons were held for their alleged involvement in dacoity as well as theft incidents while gold ornaments, cell phones, lap tops, cash, and other valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees were recovered from them.The police nabbed 30 court absconders and 19 proclaimed offenders in a crackdown against those criminals being at large. The police took action against 1,337 beggars and shifted 944 out of them to Edhi home, 71 children to child centres while challans against 322 professional alm-seekers were submitted in relevant courts. As many as 21 persons were nabbed for their alleged involvement in immoral activities while four Afghan nationals were held for their illegal stay in the country. Owing the smart policing tactics used by the Islamabad police, the police spokesperson said that the metropolitan has experienced about thirty-three percent reduction in car theft. In the month of June, this year, 50 cars were stolen from the capital as compared to a total of 73 vehicles stolen during corresponding period of 2013, which means a decrease of 23 cases of car theft.

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