MIRPUR (AJK)-Mirpur police have busted an 11-member inter-provincial gang of dacoits and burglars and arrested all of the accused besides recovering stolen property worth Rs7.20 million including huge cache of illicit arms.

Senior Superintendent of Police Mirpur Raja Urfan Salim said that the police also rounded up a total of 106 accused wanted in about 73 cases of illicit drug and arms trafficking in various parts of the district during about a couple of months.

The district police chief continued that after he took over the charge of the office about two and half months ago, the police intensified a campaign and succeeded in unearthing and arresting the bandits belonging to four separate gangs involved in various dacoity, burglary, theft and drug-trafficking cases.

The arrested accused were identified as Waris of Kamoo Kee Gujranwala, Baber of Kamookee Gujranwala, Zubair of Nikayal, Kotli, Muhammad Jamil of Bhaliyala, Ehsanul Haq of Sara-e-Alamgeer and Saadia Bibi of Dohala, Mirpur.

 “Police recovered the stolen property worth Rs1.1 million including gold ornaments and cash from the possession of the accused,” said the SSP.

He further said that the police also recovered and confiscated the stolen goods worth over Rs6 million from 30 other accused belonging to seven other gangs of burglars, thieves and other anti-social elements. He said that police also unearthed a famous case of theft in a local foam manufacturing unit from where the accused had removed the machinery worth over Rs20 million. Police nabbed all the five accused involved in the incident.

The SSP said that police also rounded up a total of 80 accused wanted in a total of 55 cases. Police recovered 1,250 bottles of liquor, 20 kg of charas, 1.538 grams of heroin and 600 gram of opium from the accused.

The district police chief said that police held a total of 408 suspects including professional baggers as well as the non-registered residents belonging to outside areas of AJK.