RAWALPINDI    -    Police have arrested 22 outlaws in­cluding five members of dacoit gang from various areas of the city and recovered drugs and weapons from their possession during the last 24 hours, informed a police spokesman on Friday. He said that DIG (Opera­tions) Sohail Zafar Chatha had cat­egorically ordered all zonal officers to curb the crime in their respective areas and arrest those involved in looting innocent people and involved in illegal activities. 

Following these directives, Nilor police team apprehended five mem­bers of dacoit gang namely Johar Ali, Jan Sher, Ramzan, Abbas Ali and Raisat Ali and recovered two 30 bore pistols and two 12 bore guns with ammunition from their possession. 

Similarly, the Secretariat police team arrested an accused namely Shahzad and recovered one pistol with ammunition from his posses­sion. Bani Gala police team arrested an accused namely Abdul Rehman and recovered 1,521 gram hashish from his possession. Likewise, Aab­para police team apprehended two drug peddlers namely Bakhtawar Khan and Muhammad Naeem and re­covered 310 gram heroin and 1,240 gram hashish from their possession. Pulghran police team arrested the ac­cused namely Khuram Mehmood and recovered a 30 bore pistol with am­munition from his possession. 

Moreover, Koral police team arrest­ed two accused namely Fahad and Touheed Ali. Shahzad Town police team arrested two accused name­ly Malik Ali Aziz and Muhammad Shafique and recovered 1,160 gram heroin and one 9mm pistol from their possession. Furthermore, Kirpa po­lice team arrested an accused namely Muhammad Ali and recovered 1,244 gram heroin from his possession. Sabzi Mandi police team arrested an accused namely Muhammad Nadeem and recovered one 30 bore pistol from his possession. 

Cases against all the nominated ac­cused have been registered and fur­ther investigation is underway. 

While, during a special crackdown against absconders, police teams nabbed six proclaimed offenders from various areas of the city. 

Islamabad police have intensified the ongoing crackdown against crimi­nal elements in order to reduce crime and arrest the culprits involved.