Rawalpindi-Chontra police have carried out a search operation in Sangral and Khingar and held six gangsters besides recovering arms and ammunition from their possession, informed a police spokesman.

Separate cases have been registered against the accused with Police Station Chontra, he said. The detained accused identified as Jabbar, Salim, Pir Muhammad, Hanif, Babar Ali and Irfan, who were reportedly linked with owners of illegal housing societies and were involved in fuelling terrorism and grabbing lands in the area. 

According to him, a team of PS Chontra, under the command of Superintendent of Police (SP) Saddar Division Ahmed Zunair Cheema, conducted a massive search operation in the areas of Sangral and Khingar. The police rounded up some six gangsters and seized two Kalashnikovs, magazines and bullets from their possession. The detained accused were shifted to a police station where cases were registered against them, he said. 

“Police conducted search operation in order to maintain law and order and flush out the hardcore criminals,” said SP Ahmed Zunair Cheema, in a statement. He said that the police would get the accused punished from court of law in the light of solid evidence. He said that police would continue crackdown against the anti-social elements and the criminals to maintain peace in Chontra and suburbs.

On the other hand, the police also have apprehended a man involved in sexually assaulting 11-year-old child in Gujar Khan. A case has been registered against the accused namely Faizan on complaint of father of victim child, police spokesman said.

He said that Rawat police also nabbed a citizen Nazakat on charges of making hoax call on Rescue 15 (emergency service of police) about presence of 10 dead bodies in an area. However, when the police investigators responded to the call and visited the scene but found nothing. The police traced out the caller and arrested him besides filing a case against him.

Police also rounded up four proclaimed offenders during a crackdown. Action against POs was taken following the orders of City Police Officer Syed Nadim Shehzad Bukhari, he said. According to him, a team of PS Pirwadhai held a PO namely Usama Butt who was involved in a murder and attempted murder case. 

Likewise, Murree police handcuffed a PO namely Zain who stabbed a man Hamza to death along with his accomplice.

Saddar Bairooni police also nabbed two POs identified as Ameer and Naseer who were wanted by police in murder cases.