ISLAMABAD: Over 40 dens of gamblers, drug peddlers and sex trade are allegedly running under the patronage of police and have come to light in the jurisdiction of Aabpara Police.Well placed sources told Daily Times that six parchi gambling dens are operating in Melody Market and Aabpara Market within the limits of Aabpara Police. The innocent people stake millions of rupees in the hope of winning 10 fold amount. Heavy monthly money goes to the police from these dens.Most of the anti social elements hideouts are located in slums. Sector G-6, G-7 and Aabpara and its surrounding localities abound in gamblers and sex trade dens. Two red light areas are operating in sector G-6/1-4 . The inmates of the locality have sent scores of applications against these dens but they are still lying unattended at Police Station Aabpara. Drug peddling is at its peak in Shopper Colony Kachchi abadi G-7/2.The drug addicts are seen puffing heroin packed cigarettes openly near State Bank Colony. They purchase heroin from the surrounding Kachchi abadis. Police is keeping mum over this state of affairs. SP City Zone Sheikh Zubair Ahmad told Daily Times that police have tightened the noose around the gamblers and drug addicts.Four drug peddlers have been arrested in the first week of February and cases have been registered against them. “Since I have taken over charge of this circle it is my best endeavour these areas are cleansed from the drug addicts, drug peddlers, gamblers and anti social elements,” he asserted.Responding to a question he said that he had received no complaint whatsoever from anyone on patronising these gamblers dens by the police. If some police personnel are found involved in this business then they will be proceeded against under the law, he remarked.