Police round up 15 lawbreakers; seize arms and drugs

* Rawalpindi police arrested 1,592 beggars in 2016 * IESCO apprehends 306 more power pilferers g ASF foils bid to smuggle heroin abroad

Police round up 15 lawbreakers; seize arms and drugs

RAWALPINDI: The Police on Monday arrested 15 lawbreakers including two violators of the Punjab Sound System Ordinance besides recovering 3080 grams of charas, 10 litres of wine, 14 bottles of liquor, three pistols 30 bore with three rounds, a 9mm pistol with 14 rounds and a 12 bore gun from their possession.

According to a spokesman of Rawalpindi Police, R.A.Bazar police held Nadir for having 530 grams charas. Civil Lines Police netted Sher Khan and recovered 1150 grams charas while Tahir was sent behind bars on recovery of 250 grams charas. Wah Cantt police apprehended Shamsher for carrying 1150 grams charas.

Bani Police recovered three bottles of liquor and nabbed Daniyal. Four liquor bottles were also recovered from the possession of Anwar. Wah Cantt police seized 10 litres of wine and arrested Nadeem.

Rawat Police conducted a raid and rounded up Farhan with six bottles of liquor. The other accused persons were sent behind bars for having illegal weapons and liquor.

Meanwhile, New Town Police rounded up Khalid Hussain and Sheikh Idrees on violation of the Punjab Sound System Ordinance.

CTP net 1592 beggars in 2016: The City Traffic Police (CTP) have rounded up 1592 beggars from the main city roads in 2016 while 994 cases were registered against them during the period.

Chief Traffic Officer (CTO), Yousaf Ali Shahid said the CTP was trying to eliminate beggary from the city and during its efforts as many as 1592 beggars were arrested and handed over to the district police during last year.

In a statement, he said 176 beggars were netted in January 2016 while 156 in February, 157 in March, 140 in April and 117 in May. Similarly, 93 beggars were sent behind bars in June, 103 in July, 186 in August, 155 in September, 111 in October, 110 in November and 88 in December 2016.

He said 522 beggar children arrested from the city were later handed over to the Child Protection Bureau. He said two special squads comprising an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), six constables and a lady constable, were working to nab the beggars. Directives had been issued to squads to register cases against the beggars, he said.

The CTO said concerted efforts should be made by the police and administration to eliminate the menace. In the past, the departments concerned were reluctant to take any action against beggars particularly against the professional beggars.

306 more power pilferers held: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) apprehended 306 electricity thieves in various regions of the company in raids in December during its ongoing drive against power pilferers.

The spokesman said here that 71 culprits were caught red-handed from Rawalpindi, 32 from Islamabad, 77 from Attock, 57 Jhelum and 69 from Chakwal circles. He said the drive was launched on the directives of CEO Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan. All the culprits were found involved in power theft through direct line known as the "Kunda System" and by a broken security strip of the meter, he added.

He said FIRs had been lodged against power thieves under the new electricity (Amendment) Act.

ASF foils bid to smuggle heroin abroad: The Airport Security Force (ASF) has foiled a bid to smuggle drugs abroad, apprehended the suspect and recovered 4 kg of heroine from his possession at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA). As per ASF's sources, the suspect wanted to smuggle the heroine to Jeddah through foreign airlines. The suspect was identified as Kashif Sajjad hailing from district Charsadda of KP. ASF's sources claimed that the investigation was started from the apprehended suspect.

It is worth-mentioning here that International Airport of the federal capital is named after the slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.