ISLAMABAD - During the first five months of the year 2012, Islamabad police arrested 112 dacoits, 130 burglars and 274 thieves during police operations conducted in various sectors and towns of the federal capital.
According to a press note issued from the office of Inspector general of Islamabad police on Sunday, a comprehensive security and vigilance plan was also chalked out on the directions of IGP and SSP Islamabad after consultation of all stakeholders.
Following this plan, IGP Bani Amin Khan also ordered police squads escorting the IGP, DIGs and SSPs to patrol the city after dropping the officers to their respective offices or homes, while stating that he is trying to improve the present policing system.
Various rings of security were set up with provision of more logistic support for policemen performing duties at police stations or Rescue 15 in shape of various teams. Targets have been set for each division of Islamabad police and their performance is being reviewed from time to time regarding achievements of the goals. In all, 2809 cases were registered in various police stations of Islamabad during this year and challans of 1752 cases were submitted in courts after completing investigation on these cases.
Following these measures in the city, police also remained successful in the controlling auto-theft incidents, motorcycle theft, burglary and theft incidents and decrease was witnessed in these heads as compared to the corresponding period of last year.
Similarly, the recovery of arms and narcotics is also higher in these months due to successful vigilance and security plan. A total of 169.625-kilogram hashish, 10.174-kilogram heroin, 7.676-kilogram opium and over 5542 wine bottles were also recovered from several nabbed drug pushers.
During the same period, hundreds of accused were arrested for their alleged involvement in possessing illegal weapons and a total of 25 Kalashnikov/rifles, 23 guns, 303 pistols, 3,514 rounds were recovered from them.
From January to May, a total of 79 gamblers, 302 court absconders, 164 proclaimed offenders were also arrested. SSP Islamabad Muhammad Yousuf Malik has said that city will be made more secure. He said that policemen have been given target to focus on detection of crime and satisfy the public by resolving their grievances.