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Gang of dacoits and female drug peddler arrested



ISLAMABAD: The Golra police have busted a five-member gang involved in dacoities and recovered two pistols from them, a police spokesperson said.On a tip-off, a team raided a hideout of gangsters and arrested five persons along with weapons. The police recovered two 30-bore pistols along with ammunition from their possession. Meanwhile, the Margalla police arrested two others for having a bottle of wine and 80 grammes of hash. The Tarnol police team arrested a female and recovered 1 kilogramme of heroin from her possession. Further investigation is underway from her. On the other hand, the police in its ongoing drive against the anti-social elements have arrested 11 lawbreakers besides recovering 845 grammes of charas, 20 litres of wine, three pistols of 30 bore with 11 rounds, stolen vehicle parts, and firework items from their possession. According to sources, the Jatli police netted a man for having 500 grammes of charas. The Pir Wadhai police rounded up another accused for possessing 20 litres of wine.Meanwhile, the Sadiqabad police arrested two others and recovered stolen vehicle spare parts from them. The New Town Police arrested two others on recovery of firework items. Others accused were apprehended for having illegal weapons and drugs. Moreover, the City Traffic Police (CTP) has arrested 141 beggars from the main city roads during the current month while two cases were registered against the beggars. Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Shoaib Khurram Janbaz said that the city traffic police is trying hard to eliminate beggars from the city roads and during its efforts, as many as 141 beggars were arrested and handed over to the district police in the current month.He informed that the children who are caught begging are later handed over to Child Protection Bureau. He further said that two special squads comprising an assistant Sub-inspector (ASI), six constables, and a lady constable are working to nab the beggars. Directives have also been issued to the squads to register cases against the beggars and the report in this regard should be sent to the CTO office on daily basis, he said. The SSP said that efforts should be made by the police and the administration to eliminate the menace. In the past, the departments concerned were reluctant to take any action against the beggars, particularly the professional ones. 

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