Islamabad Police has traced out around 277 theft cases, and recovered stolen items worth Rs.  72,478,131 during current year, a police spokesman said here on Sunday.

According to details, IGP Islamabad Bani Amin Khan had directed heads of all police circles to accelerate their efforts in resolving and tracing the theft as well as burglary cases and provide maximum relief to citizens.

IGP directed all the officers to carry out effective crackdown against criminals elements. He said proclaimed offender should be arrested urgently.

He also directed to take action drug baron and brothels. He also directed the police officials to stay in contact with the locals and devise a strategy to check criminal activities and beefed-up security.–APP

In compliance of the directions, heads of all police stations have given special directions to Investigation Officers of various cases to make their concrete efforts to resolve the theft cases urgently.

Sharing the information, he said, during current year, Islamabad police had resolved around 277 theft cases and arrested 495 accused involved in theft activities.

City Zone police arrested around 85 accused and resolved 62 cases along with recovery worth Rs.59,200.

Similarly, Saddar Zone resolved 111 theft cases and arrested 204 thieves besides recovering stolen items worth Rs. 47,322,440 from them.

Likewise, Industrial area police successfully completed investigation on 47 cases and arrested 76 thieves besides recovering stolen items worth Rs 5,908,790 from them.

Rural Zone Circle 57 cases and arrested 130 thieves along with recovery of Rs.13,987,701 from them.

IGP Islamabad Bani Amin Khan and SSP Islamabad Yaseen Farooq had said that providing relief to citizens is top responsibility of police and every possible effort will be made to provide protection to the lives and property  as well as resolving their complaints on immediate basis.