Peshawar- The Peshawar Police launched a massive search operation in Peshawar’s suburb areas today, arresting more than 62 suspects including 11 most wanted.
Officials said dozens police personnel including lady police took part in the operation. Sniffer dogs were also used in raids made in Methra, Matni and Chamkani areas of Peshawar. Officials added that the operation in North Waziristan tribal region was also a reason that the suspects may intrude in these areas.
The raid started in wee hours of Saturday and was launched after the paramilitary forces received a tip-off about the presence of suspects in the area. The search operation was also conducted to sensitise people about the present Tenant Law and identify illegal residents living in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s capital Peshawar.
The government has recently introduced a new Tenant Law according to which every person living on rent in KP should register themselves with the local police. They are required to provide complete details of their family members and No Objection Certificate (NoC) to the concerned police station. Previously, a number of suspects living in parts of Peshawar including Hayatabad had been arrested, which prompted the KP government to enact a law in order to trace the illegal residents in the area.