ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2018: Islamabad Rural Zone police has arrested 283 outlaws including 89 absconders during last 30 days and recovered looted items worth Rs. 35.8 million from them, a police spokesman said. Following directions of Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Najeeb ur Rehman Bugvi, he said that SP (Rural) Zone Hassam bin Iqbal assigned task to SHOs of policing stations in Rural area to ensure arrest of criminals through effective policing. Owing renewed efforts, the Rural Zone police arrested 283 criminals including 80 absconders. Police completed investigation on 153 cases and submitted their challans in relevant courts. The challans of fourteen accused involved in murder cases were submitted in courts while nine alleged kidnappers were also held. Ten persons were held for looting people at gun point besides recovery of valuables worth Rs. 1.05 million from them. A total of 11 burglars were nabbed and looted items including gold ornaments, mobile phone, lap top, welding plant having worth of Rs. 23.6 million were recovered from them. Five persons were held for snatching valuables from citizens besides recovery of valuables worth Rs. 8,75,000 from them. Four car lifters were arrested during this period and one car, gold ornaments and cash Rs. 5.8 million were also recovered from them. Similarly, four bike lifters were held and two motorbikes (LE-041, LOZ-4757) as well spare parts of motorbikes were recovered from them. Meanwhile, SP Rural Zone Hassam bin Iqbal told that 36 proclaimed offenders and 53 court absconders were held. As many as 93 cases were registered against those having illegal weapons and 53 cases were registered against drug pushers besides huge recovery from them. In addition, police arrested 762 vagrants and 43 professional alm-seekers. SP (Rural) said that legal action was taken against 18 persons involved in Sheesha smoking. SSP Islamabad Najeeb ur Rehman Bugvi has further directed to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens through effective policing measures in the city.