Islamabad - Islamabad police have arrested 18 outlaws from different areas of the city and recovered a stolen vehicle, fake currency, mobile phone, weapons and stolen property from their possession, a police spokesman said yesterday.

He said that Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Islamabad Sajid Kiani had assigned the task to all SHOs to arrest the nominated accused and recover the stolen items. Following these directions, Margalla police arrested four thieves namely Mudassir Zia son of Boota Ali, a resident of district Karak; Abid Hussain son of Munir Ahmad, resident of district Toba Tek Singh; Shahid Ullah son of Imtiaz, a resident of Gilgit; and Abdul Rasheed son of Mirza, resident of Bhakkar involved in FIR no 258 under section 380/454/34 PPC and recovered dry batteries worth five lac rupees from them.

Shams Colony police arrested a dacoit Habib Ullah son of Muhammad Sadiq, resident of Peshawar, who was involved in a case (FIR number 102 under section 395) and recovered one snatched motorcycle no CHK-4927 from his possession. Shams Colony police also arrested Liaqat Khan son of Arora Khan, resident of Rawalpindi, and recovered fake currency worth Rs 92,000 from him.

Secretariat police arrested an accused Qismat Ullah, an ex-driver of ministry of science and technology and recovered a stolen government-owned vehicle, GK-370 from his possession. Furthermore, CIA police recovered one twelve-bore rifle along with ammunition from the possession an accused, Usman. Golra police arrested two accused namely Manzoor Ali and Akbar and recovered two 30-bore pistols and ammunition. Shalimar police arrested an accused Umar Shehbaz and recovered one 30-bore pistol. Sihala Police arrested three accused namely Said Gull, Khan Khalid and Ikram Ullah and recovered stolen property from their possession. Ramna police arrested an accused Awais who was involved in mobile snatching and recovered a snatched mobile phone.

SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani has appreciated the performance of police officers and announced commendation certificates with suitable cash reward for them.

Meanwhile, Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Islamabad police has arrested an auto-lifter and recovered a vehicle from his possession. He has been identified as Rafi Ullah son of Noor Dil Khan, resident of Khas Banda, tehsil Takht Nusrati, district Karak. The accused also used to call complainants of stolen vehicles to come alone in Karak or Banu (KP) where he would kidnap them for ransom. The police said efforts are in progress to trace his accomplices.

Meanwhile, a man has been gunned down by unidentified persons within the jurisdiction of I-9 police station.

Raja Babar, a resident of I-9, lodged a complaint with the local police that his nephew was walking on IJP Road when two motorcyclists showed up and started firing at him. He sustained serious injuries and breathed his last on the spot. The body was shifted to local hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The body was handed over victim’s family after performing medico-legal formalities for burial. The police have registered a case and started investigation.

Separately, at least three persons including mother and son have been injured in clashes over separated business dispute within the Khanna and Sabzi Mandi Police jurisdiction.

Nasreen Begum, a resident of Khanna, lodged a complaint with the local police that Ashraf, Kami, Nasreen and Sofiya showed up at her house and started torturing and assaulting her and daughter Shazia over business dispute. The injured were rushed to local hospital for medical treatment.

Mohammad Nafees Abbas, a resident of I-11/4, lodged a complaint with the local police that Faraz, Shahnawaz, Yasir, and three accomplices attacked him and thrashed over petty issue. The police have registered cases and started investigation.