ISLAMABAD: The capital police arrested 528 suspected criminals, including 128 absconders, and recovered valuables worth over Rs63.6 million from their possession during the current month.
A police spokesman said on the directions of SSP Najeebur Rehman Bugvi, all police officials accelerated efforts in tracing theft and burglary cases.
The police arrested 43 people allegedly involved in 25 robbery cases and recovered looted or snatched valuables worth Rs2.17 million from them.
The police also completed investigations in 730 cases and submitted their challans to courts.
A total of 24 burglary cases were resolved besides the arrest of 40 burglars and valuables worth over Rs25 million were recovered from them. In all, 27 vehicles were also recovered from eight car lifters involved in 29 cases while 12 bike lifters involved in 11 cases were held besides recovery of motorbikes worth Rs495,000 from them.
Police also arrested 13 people for their alleged involvement in 27 cases of tampering vehicles and recovered 26 vehicles from them.
During a special crackdown, the police arrested 63 proclaimed offenders and 65 court absconders. The proclaimed offenders were wanted in murder, attempted murder, robbery and other cases.
As many as 87 people were also apprehended for possessing illegal weapons.
Three Kalashnikovs/rifles, 84 pistols and 778 rounds were recovered from their possession. At least 113 people were held after liquor and narcotics were recovered from their possession.
A total of 37 combing/search operations were conducted along with personnel of law enforcement agencies and 77 suspects were held.