Kasur not a crime haven anymore!

DPO Zahid Marwat leading a major push against criminals

By: News Desk
Published: 05:04 PM, 25 Jan, 2020
Kasur not a crime haven anymore!
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Police is aggressively taking on the anti-social elements in the district as part of a Punjab-wide crackdown.

Kasur DPO (divisional police officer) Zahid Nawaz Marwat said the operation was going on well as they have already netted many criminals, including drug dealers, dacoits, thieves, and illegal weapon holders.

On the instructions from IGP Shoaib Dastgir, he said, every possible effort was being made to avoid troubles to law-abiding citizens during the crackdown.

Giving details of their last month's performance, Marwat said Kasur Police arrested 66 criminals, including 12 proclaimed offenders and nine court absconders, and recovered weapons and drugs from their possession.

In their sweep, he added, they have apprehended some A-Category proclaimed offenders as well as nine court absconders.

The police officer said a full-throttle action was also on against the drug mafia to clean the district of this menace and save our youth.

Last month, he revealed, Kasur Police arrested 129 drug dealers and recovered 97 kilograms chars, one kilograms heroin, and 1,300 litres wine.

As part of their efforts for implementation of the National Action Plan against illegal weapons, Kasur Police arrested 83 accused and recovered seven Kalashnikovs, four other rifles, 61 pistols, 10 guns, and nine magazines.

As many as five members of two notorious gangs of dacoits were also hauled and police recovered looted property valuing Rs5 lac from them, Marwat said.

Last month, the DPO said, police also recovered 11 abducted children including two girls.

Over the last many years, Kasur district has earned a bad name for abduction, rape, and murder-after-rape of children.

Kasur police chief said he himself was supervising the clean-up operation to make sure no law-abiding citizen suffers any excess at the hands of police. He expressed the hope that there will be a visible drop in crime in the district owing to their crackdown.