Leader of land grabbers held in Kohat.

KOHAT -- The police claimed on Monday to have arrested an influential land grabber, six facilitators of proclaimed offenders, and 57 suspects in actions on Sunday night.

DSP headquarters Azmat Bangash and DSP city Sadaat Khan told a presser that the operations were carried out in urban and rural areas of the cantonment, Afghan refugee camp, and Junglekhel area.

They said illegal weapons and drugs were also seized, including four Kalashnikovs, five 12-bore repeaters, fifteen pistols, two rifles, thousands of cartridges and five kilogrammes of hashish.

They identified the head of land grabbers' gang as Arshad.

Meanwhile, the traffic police on Monday removed hundreds of pushcarts from the roadsides during a crackdown in the chicken market and on the jail road, and put them inside the sasta bazaar.

The traffic police had to move into action after the repeated failures of the tehsil municipal administration to implement the orders of the city mayor Sher Zaman to clear the roads of encroachments.

The city mayor had ordered the TMA to remove pushcarts and cabins blocking entrances to the sasta bazaar and the jail market.

He had also announced...

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