Rangers, police nab 59 suspects, seize huge cache of weapons


ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police along with Pak Rangers conducted a search operation in Tarnol and its adjacent areas and arrested 59 suspects, a police spokesman said.


Following the directions of Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Islamabad Inspector Genreal (IG) of Police Tahir Alam Khan prepared a special plan of search operation and combing activities in the city. According to this plan, a search operation has been initiated and the police are conducting checking at slum areas, inns, hotels and restaurants and Afghan habitats. These measures are being taken to ensure foolproof security and keep vigilant eye on the suspected elements.


According to details, the Islamabad police along with contingents of Pak Rangers in wee hours of Saturday conducted a search operation in Tarnol and its respective jurisdictions in which they screened houses, workshops, markets, under construction buildings and residential areas. The teams succeeded to arrest 59 suspects who are being investigated further. During this grand search operation, huge cache of explosive and weapons with liquor was also recovered.


Saddar Superintendent of Police (SP) Rizwan Umer Gondal has said that Afghan cards of nabbed suspects would be verified and their mobile phones record would be obtained. He said Islamabad police have set up a cell with latest technology to trace the links of such suspects with criminal elements, dacoits or car lifters if any. Such search operations would continue in coming days and complete combing would be made of sensitive areas, the spokesman maintained.


Islamabad SSP Sajid Kiani has said the purpose of the search operation and high vigilance is to ensure foolproof security in the city. He directed all station house officer (SHOs) to continue it. He has also appealed to the citizens to remain vigilant and inform police in case of any suspicious activity around them.

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