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Alleged killer and 45 beggars held

2019-01-01


ISLAMABAD, January 1, 2019: Islamabad Police have arrested three drug pushers, an alleged killer and 51 beggars during special measures for effective policing, a police spokesman said. He said that Javed Iqbal alias Mitho was allegedly killed after firing by Ghazanfar Ali and his accomplices in the area of Khana police station on July 2, 2018. While reviewing the crime cases of heinous nature, he said that SSP (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed constituted a special team headed by SP (Rural) to trace this particular case. This team including DSP Ch. Abid, Inspector Anees Akbar from Homicide Unit, Sub-Inspector Muneer Ahmed, Head Constables Zaheer Ahmed,Naveed and others worked hard and succeeded to nab the nominated accused Ghazanfar Ali resident of Rawalpindi. Police have obtained his physical remand from the concerned court and further investigation is underway from him. Efforts are being made to arrest his other accomplices. During the special efforts to curb drug peddling activities, Inspector Muhammad Azam from CIA police nabbed Jameel for having 1.14 kilogram hashish. ASI Azkar Hussain from Loi Bher police nabbed Naseer and Zahid for involvement in sheesha smoking. Karachi Company police nabbed Shaukat for his alleged involvement in a theft case while Secretariat police arrested Akbar and Muzammil for having a total of 1670 gram hashish. Meanwhile, 45 professional beggars were held by various police stations. SSP Islamabad Waqar Uddin Syed has said that this social evil of begging would be curbed and those backing the professional beggars would be dealt with an iron hand. He said that needy children and women are shifted to the various centers after verification so that they could be made responsible citizens. Specials squads have been constituted by him to curb begging practice and performance of these squads would be reviewed on daily basis. SSP Islamabad has said this campaign against the professional alm-seekers will remain continue and strict action will be taken against those who force children and women to adopt the ugly business.