PESHAWAR - The Capital City Police, in various operations during August, identified 42 gangs of street criminals involved in dacoities, thefts, mobile snatching, and other serious crimes and arrested 98 offenders.
According to CCPO Ashfaq Anwar, an amount of over 4.8 million rupees, 224 snatched mobile phones, 11 vehicles, 79 motorcycles, 10 tola gold, 4 rickshaws, prize bonds, and other valuables have been recovered from the arrested criminals.
The CCPO further said that to ensure the safety of people’s lives, and property, and the maintenance of law and order, the City Police have not only identified troubled areas but also prepared fresh lists of people released from jails, drug mafias, and criminals of various kinds. He said some Afghan nationals, habitual thieves, and street criminals were also among the listed people.
The CCPO said apart from other recoveries, 27 stolen compressors, laptops, LCDs, and weapons used during the crimes were also recovered from their possession. He said the arrested criminals were involved in armed robberies, dacoities, motorcars and motorcycles snatching and lifting, and other serious crimes. He further informed that some of these criminals also used to change the chassis numbers of stolen vehicles and later shift the same to various cities.