ISLAMABAD    -   Police during a special drive against anti-social elements have arrested 10 criminals including a wanted member of a dacoit gang involved in a se­ries of robberies and recovered snatched cash, mo­bile phones and valuables from their possession, informed a police spokesman on Wednesday. He said that Islamabad police had categorically start­ed a crackdown against criminal elements in order to save the precious life and property of citizens.

According to details, a Tarnol police team ar­rested a wanted member of dacoit gang involved in series of dacoity and theft incidents in twin cit­ies and recovered snatched mobile phone, cash and weapon with ammunition from their posses­sion. While an accused namely Abdul Rehman was also arrested and a 30-bore pistol was recovered from his possession. Similarly, Kirpa police team apprehended four accused namely Sohaib Nadir, Muhammad Saghir, Muhammad Ali and Sajjad Hussain and recovered 3,534 gram heroin and one 223 bore gun from their possession. Likewise, Noon police team arrested three accused namely Muhammad Ayaz, Muhammad Tanveer and Shi­rin Gul and recovered stolen motorbike, spare parts, stolen valuables, and 1,020 gram hashish from their possession. Cases have been registered against the nabbed accused and further investiga­tion is underway. While, during a special crack­down against absconders, Pulghran police nabbed a proclaimed offender. DIG (Operations) Sohail Zafar Chatha directed all zonal officers to intensify the crackdown against the criminal elements.