Afghans among 80 suspects arrested

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI:  The teams of the Pakistan Rangers (PR) and Islamabad Police on Wednesday conducted a joint search operation in the slums of Sector I11/1 and nabbed 80 suspects including 21 Afghans, a police spokesperson said.Following directions from Islamabad SSP Muhammad Ali Nekokara, a search operation was conducted in the Sabzi Mandi police area which. The operation was supervised by SP (Industrial Area) Liaqat Hayat Niazi, SDPO Syed Muhammad Bilal, Sabzi Mandi Police Station SHO, and contingents of the Pakistan Rangers. During the search operation, 80 suspects including 21 Afghans were arrested who are being investigated further. The Industrial Area SP has said that the Afghan cards of the nabbed suspects would be verified and their mobile phones record would be obtained. He said that the Islamabad police have set up a cell with latest technology to trace the links of such suspects with criminal elements, dacoits, or car lifters if any. Nekokara has directed to maintain high vigilance and conduct search operations in under construction buildings, hotels, inns, slum, and other areas. He further directed to involve the Eagle Squad, Falcon, and commandos in these efforts of alert and active policing measures so that they can approach in time in case of any problem. Meanwhile, the Islamabad police arrested four outlaws and recovered two stolen motorbikes and two pistols from them. Further investigation is underway from them.Meanwhile, the Sabzi Mandi police have arrested two extortionists who were involved in demanding money from a citizen and later threatening to kill his children, a police spokesperson said. According to reports, Hafeezur Rehman Abbassi runs a business of transport service at Sector I10 Markaz and had lodged a report with the Sabzi Mandi Police Station about an unidentified caller demanding Rs 4 million from him, besides threatening to kidnap and kill his children if he did not fulfill his demand. The Sabzi Mandi police registered a case under 25-D telegraph act and Islamabad SSP Muhammad Ali Nekokara constituted a special team under the supervision of Industrial Area SSP including SHO Sabzi Mandi.The team investigated into the matter and succeeded to trace two culprits after collecting evidences against them. The police have recovered two 30 bore pistols from them and it has been revealed during the preliminary investigation that one of the accused also got training along with the terrorists in Afghanistan. Further investigation into matter is underway. The Islamabad SSP has appreciated the performance of the Sabzi Mandi police team and has announced cash prizes and commendation certificates for the members of the police team.Moreover, a dead body of a drug addict has been recovered from the area of Iqbal Town. According to sources, a dead body of a 45-year-old man has been recovered from the suburban area of Iqbal Town. The police officials have said that the deceased seems to be a drug addict who died because of drug overdose. The dead body has been shifted to PIMS Hospital for further medico-legal formalities while the deceased could not identified till the last report was filled. 

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