Police arrested 211 criminals of 89 gangs in Sept

LAHORE: Lahore police operations wing arrested 211 members of 89 criminal gangs and traced 266 cases against them during Sept 2017.Also, stolen items worth Rs 17 million were recovered from them, according to a police spokesman on Friday.

He said 102 proclaimed offenders, 837 court absconders of A and B categories were arrested during the campaign. As many as 337 cases of illegal possession of weapons were registered.  The police recovered six Kalashnikovs, six rifles, 15 guns, 313 revolvers and pistols and 1,810 bullets from the accused.

During the action against drug-traffickers, 444 cases were registered and 451 culprits were arrested. Also, 1.5kg heroin, 243kg charas, 16kg opium and 4,765 bottles of liquor were recovered from them.

Moreover, 69 cases were registered against gamblers, 400 accused were arrested, and stake money of over Rs. 900,000 were recovered. During the same month, 325 cases were registered against 711 persons for violation of law.

DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf has directed the police to implement the National Action Plan and utilize all energies to curb the crime in the city.

Destruction of institutions means disintegration of state

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said in tweet that destruction of institutions means disintegration of state. This is second time when PMLN has attacked the judiciary physically. Nation must take notice of this.

Posting his comments on Twitter, Imran said the commotion in the accountability court today was carried out protect the more that Rs30 billion ‘loot’ of the Sharif family that is stashed abroad.

“Now we know the drama of darbari Ahsan Iqbal over the Rangers’ presence in NAB court — it was to leave the NAB judge unprotected,” said Imran.

He was referring to the October 2 incident when the Rangers took control of the Federal Judicial Complex and did not allow anyone, including Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, to enter the premises.

The Accountability Court-I is hearing three corruption references against the Sharif family and one against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case.