Islamabad - Islamabad police have arrested 385 accused during the last month for their alleged involvement in various crimes, besides recovery of cache of weapons, narcotics and looted items worth Rs 29.3 million from them.

According to a spokesman of the city police, following the directions of Minister for Interior Ch Nisar Ali Khan to enhance policing measures in the city for ensuring protection to the lives and property of the citizens, Islamabad police made special efforts to curb activities of anti-social elements and achieved significant success. During these efforts, Islamabad police achieved remarkable success during the last month and arrested 385 persons for their alleged involvement in criminal cases.

A total of 57 cases were registered in various police stations against those possessing illegal weapons. Police recovered 46 pistols, six rifles, four Kalashnikovs, five daggers and 618 rounds from them.

Likewise, 23 cases pertaining to drug peddling and bootlegging were registered against 21 persons and police recovered 272 wine bottles, 45.489 kilogram hashish and 900 gram heroin from them.

Forty-four car thieves and snatchers were nabbed and 27 vehicles and 14 motorbikes were recovered from them. The spokesman said a total of 95 persons were held for their alleged involvement in dacoity as well as theft incidents while gold ornaments, cell phones, lap tops, cash and other valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees were recovered from them. During this period, four blind murders were traced and seven persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in these murder cases. Police nabbed 41 court absconders and 31 proclaimed offenders also in crackdown against the criminals.