ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police arrested a total of 7729 criminals during 2013 besides recovering looted items worth Rs 375 millions, huge cache of contraband and weapons from their possession, a police source said on Wednesday.
He said investigation on 4553 cases was completed and their challans were submitted in relevant courts. Police arrested 183 assassins for their alleged involvement in 134 murder cases. Out of these cases, 37 cases were of blind murders which were also traced successfully besides arrest of 80 alleged killers.
Thirty-eight (38) dacoits were arrested during efforts of Islamabad police to curb criminal activities who confessed their involvement in 53 dacoity incidents and a recovery of Rs 19.6 million was also made from them.
Two hundred and twenty two (222) gangsters were arrested who had been involved in 452 cases of snatching valuables at gun point and a recovery of Rs 24.7 million was also made from them.
Similarly, the source said 128 burglars were apprehended for their involvement in 292 cases besides recovery of Rs 11.5 million from them while 275 thieves were arrested in connection with 385 theft cases and stolen items worth Rs 48.6 million were recovered from them.
He said Islamabad police apprehended 249 car and motorbikes thieves and recovered 175 stolen and 165 tempered cars (worth Rs 321.4 million) from them.
The recovered tempered cars were stolen from other districts and forty (40) recovered motorbikes were of worth Rs. 1.4 million.
A total of 427 proclaimed offenders wanted to police in crime cases of heinous nature and 512 court absconders were also nabbed during this period.
In crackdown against drug pushers, bootleggers and those possessing illegal weapons, Islamabad police arrested 1800 accused and recovered over 805 kilogram hashish, 29 kilogram heroin, 16 kilogram opium, 23,706 wine bottles, 35 Kalashnikovs,53rifles, 113 guns, 801 pistol and 18,329 rounds.
During search operation in various areas of Islamabad, 3491 suspects were also held and prompt action was taken against 11,281 beggars. Islamabad police also nabbed 139 male and 108 females for their alleged involvement in immoral activites.
Police source said a total of 530 gatherings were also handled successfully by Islamabad police and effective security was maintained on these occasions.