347 criminal gangs busted, 979 Proclaimed Offenders arrested in 2011

Islamabad: In a crackdown against those involved in crime of heinous nature, Islamabad Police arrested 979 proclaimed offenders and also successfully busted 347 criminal gangs besides nabbing 1213 persons associated with it, a police spokesman said.

A total of 15 gangs involved in blind murder cases were traced and a total of 42 persons involved in it had been arrested. During the same period, a total of 31 gangs involved in immoral activities had been busted and 228 accused were also apprehended.

Around 208 gangs involved in burglaries, theft and dacoities were busted and 599 criminals involved in it were arrested while 29 gangs of car thieves were unearthed besides arrests of 90 car thieves.

During this year, utmost efforts had been made to arrest proclaimed offenders and a total of 979 proclaimed offenders were arrested. City Zone arrested 219 proclaimed offenders, Saddar Zone arrested 232 proclaimed offenders while Industrial area and Rural Zones nabbed 86 and 442 proclaimed offenders respectively.

The IGP Bani Amin Khan has said that commitment and devotion by the personnel of Islamabad police despite several constraints made them successful against the criminal elements this year. He said that police officers and jawans remained firm against the menace of terrorism and also emerged successful during the ongoing year in countering criminal elements, the murderers, drug pushers, robbers and criminal gangs.

IGP Bani Amin remarked that policing has become very much tough job in the present situation but one should appreciate those performing well as the ratio of the total traced cases and countering terror threats is really appreciable.

He said that citizens are, and should be proud of the fact that Islamabad Police, barring a few cases, have always performed diligently and respond quickly to SoS calls from public.

SSP Islamabad Muhammad Yousuf Malik has appreciated this performance and said that main reason behind this success is the strategy of community and vigilant policing. He vowed to continue these efforts for effective policing and make police department service-oriented in real manner.

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