ISLAMABAD-Islamabad Lohibher Police have arrested inter-provincial dacoit gang involved in dacoity, murder as well as robberies and recovered 12 mobile phones, two bikes and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said on Friday. According to details, DIG (Operations) Waqar-Ud-Din Syed has directed all zonal officers to launch a crackdown against criminals including those involved in dacoity, murder, robberies and accelerate their efforts to curb the crime in the city.

Following the directions, SP (Rural) Malik Naeem Iqbal constituted special teams under supervision of DSP Rukhsar Mehdi including SHO Lohibher Sub-Inspector Shahid Zaman, ASIs Ghulam Shabbir and Zafar Iqbal along with other officials that was succeeded to accomplish the task.

The arrested persons have been identified as Sabir Hussain, Yasir Hussain, Muhammad Junaid, Tajj Muhammad, Ijaz Ahmed and Hamza.

Police team also recovered 12 mobile phone, two motorbikes and five pistols from their possession. During the preliminary investigation, they confessed their involvement in incidents of dacoity, murder and robberies in various areas twin cities, Punjab and KP also. Separate cases have been registered in Lohibher police stations against the nabbed persons and further investigation is underway from them.

DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed has appreciated the performance and directed all police officials to ensure effective policing measures in their respective areas.

Meanwhile, Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Syed Ali Akbar Friday said City Traffic Police under a traffic awareness campaign was educating drivers of Public Service Vehicles (PSV) about traffic rules and road safety.

He said Education Wing of CTP was delivering lectures and distributing pamphlets at different terminals of public service vehicles in the city.

He maintained that the drivers were being given tips about lane/line discipline, traffic rules, road safety and advantages of keeping to the correct lanes.