ISLAMABAD - Three labourers died of suffocation in a factory located here at sector G-12 on Sunday night. According to details, the labourers Muhammad Tariq (27), Muhammad Ibrahim (26) and Jameel (26), all the residents of district Layyah, were employed at Madina Blocks Factory in sector G-12. They died of suffocation due to gas leakage in the room at night.

The incident took place when the three workers fell asleep after putting the generator on to complete its running. Report has revealed that the leakage of carbon dioxide from the generator became the cause of the deaths.

The dead bodies have been handed over to the relatives of the deceased after due formality. Furthermore, Islamabad police on Monday arrested 22 suspects during search operation in various areas of the city, a police spokesman said. Station House Officers of Secretariat and Banigala police stations along with police teams conducted search in the area of Malpur and under-construction buildings as well as plazas there. They succeeded to nab 22 suspects who are being investigated further. SSP Islamabad has appealed to the citizens to remain vigilant and inform police in case of observing any suspicious activity around them.

Meanwhile, Islamabad police have busted a gang of dacoits and also arrested 15 outlaws from various areas of the city, besides recovering, hashish, cash, weapons, gambling tools and looted items from their possession.

On a tip-off, Secretariat police raided Korang Saleem Road and arrested 3 dacoits Muhammad Ashraf, Asif Shahzad and Muhammad Javed, besides recovering three 30-bore pistols along with ammunition from their possession.

 Police team also arrested accused Zulfiqar and recovered 1.50 kilograms hashish from his possession. Ramna police arrested four accused Hassan, Muhammad Imran, Qasim and Hassan Ali and recovered one 30-bore illicit pistol along with ammunition and stolen items from their possession.

On a tip-off, Shahzad Town police arrested seven gamblers Muhammad Bashir, Ishfaq Ahmed, Muhammad Munair, Sajad Saleem, Javed, Muhammad yousaf and Ayub and recovered cash and gambling tools from their possession.

The SSP has appreciated this overall performance and directed all police officials to ensure further effective policing.