Security on high alert in city

* 80 suspects arrested during search operations

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Strict checking of vehicles has been started on all entry and exit routes of Rawalpindi, as the security has been put on high alert in the twin cities in the wake of the operation launched in North Wazirstan, leading to several arrests.City Police Officer (CPO) Humyion Bashir Tarrar on Tuesday directed SP Rawal, SP Pothawar, and SHOs of all the police stations to spare no efforts for the protection of lives and properties of the citizens. He directed the police to ensure strict checking at all entry and exit points of the city and keep vigilant eye on suspicious people. While talking to the media personnel, the CPO said that the security has been tightened around all sensitive installation and government buildings, including airport, PAF base, Adiala Jail, and sites of the metro bus project. He said that extra force has been provided to the police stations and patrolling is further tightened. He advised the people to inform Rescue-15 about suspected persons and unclaimed goods.Moreover, the Rawalpindi police have arrested 80 suspected persons in search operations conducted in several areas of the city during the last two days. According to the Rawal Town superintendent police (SP), the city police on the special directives of Rawalpindi Regional Police Officer (RPO) Umar Hayat Lalika and City Police Officer (CPO) Hamyoun Bashir Tarar, a search operation was launched and several raids in the Rawal Division were conducted. The Ratta Police Station station house officer (SHO) and heavy contingents of the police with the help of Elite Force conducted raids in different areas, including Khurram Colony and other areas. During the raids, the police apprehended 100 suspected persons initially and after questioning, over 80 persons were arrested.Meanwhile, the Islamabad police have arrested ten outlaws from various areas of the city and have recovered 21 wine bottles and other valuables from their possession, a police spokesperson said. According to reports, the Industrial area police nabbed a bootlegger and recovered 20 bottles of wine from him. The Margallah police nabbed two and recovered three stolen mobiles from them. The Secretariat police arrested a man for possessing a wine bottle. The Tarnol police arrested three thieves while the Shehzad Town police also apprehended a thief. Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is underway.Two proclaimed offenders were also arrested and 49 motorbikes as well as three vehicles were impounded during efforts for effective policing. Fourteen suspects were also arrested during the search operation in various areas of the city and 10 professional alm seekers were also nabbed. While reviewing the performance, Islamabad SSP Muhammad Ali Nekokara appreciated it and further directed all the police officials for effective policing. He asked to ensure arrest of proclaimed offenders and start search operation in various areas of the city.While on the other hand, the crime in the capital is at its peak. The Islamabad police is unable to take any step against the developing situation. According to reports, unidentified robbers sneaked into a house in G7/2 and stole away a Honda 125cc motorbike worth Rs 60,000. An FIR has been lodged in the Abpara Police Station. Moreover, unidentified persons stole a Toyota Corola Axio from a parking lot in G9 Markaz worth Rs 900,000. An FIR has been lodged in the Margala Police Station. In another incident, the robbers broke into a house in Sector G9/2 and looted away cash, Jewellery, and LCD worth Rs 200,000. An FIR has been lodged in the Margalla Police Station. 

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