SADIQABAD - Sadiqabad police claimed that it registered 2,951 cases, arrested 5,720 accused and recovered valuables worth 56,599,000 and returned the same to the owners during 2013.

ASP Circle Police Zeshan Shafiq Siddiqi said that the arrested accused included 1,580 proclaimed offenders. It registered 370 cases of illicit arms besides seizing huge cache of weapons including three Kalashnikovs, nine rifles, 15 guns, 35 revolvers, 312 pistols etc., he said. The police took an action against bootleggers and registered 364 cases and seized over 7,246 kilogrammes of Charas, 3.25 kilogrammes of heroin, 33kg opium besides busting of four interprovincial gangs involved in heinous crimes during the last year, he said.

He noted that to control crime in the area, the police took every possible step. He said that the circle station house officers had been directed to compassionately deal with the complainants in their respective police stations. He also claimed to make high security arrangements for celebration of Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW).