Byline: Tahir Niaz
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad City Zone police succeeded to curb crime rate in its area during 2019 due to effective policing measures and crackdown against criminal elements, said Superintendent of Police (City Zone) Muhammad Aamir Khan Niazi here on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference at Rescue-15 office, the SP said that Inspector General of Police Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan had directed for effective crackdown against criminals and zero tolerance against such elements. He said a comprehensive strategy was chalked out as per directions of the IGP Islamabad to combat crime by Kohsar, Aabpara, Secretariat, Bani Gala, Women and Bhara Kahu police stations which helped decline crime rate in their respective areas.
Highlighting the performance of Islamabad City Zone Police, the SP said that a total of 2,169 cases were reported in the area and challans of 1,493 cases were submitted to the relevant courts.
Out of 3,885 accused nominated in these cases, 3,002 accused (77 per cent) were arrested, he added.
The SP stated that 409 property-related cases were registered during the last 11 months and challans of 169 cases were submitted to the courts. A total of 307 out of 547 nominated accused in these cases were nabbed, while recovery of more than Rs125.8 million was made from them. Niazi said that several criminals were held for possessing illegal weapons and involvement in drug-peddling and bootlegging activities. He added that 130 pistols, 10 Kalashnikovs, seven guns, eight daggers, 1,323 rounds while 82,376 gram hashish, 6,491 gram heroin, 1,989 liter liquor, 1,756 cans of beer and 13 gram ice was recovered from their possession.
He maintained that crackdown was launched against proclaimed offenders and court absconders and 360 such accused were arrested who were at large despite their involvement in criminal cases of various nature.
The SP said that 24 criminal gangs were also busted during the reporting period...