8215 bike-riders fined for not wearing helmet

Islamabad – The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) took action against 8215 bike-riders during a special campaign to ensure rule of law on the city roads.

In addition to that, the ITP also took action against 1152 vehicles for using fancy number plates. The campaign was launched on the directions of interior minister Ahsan Iqbal. The police also issued challans to 2394 drivers for not wearing seat belts and 1600 drivers for using cell phone while driving. According to the SSP Traffic Islamabad, special teams of ITP have been deputed at 30 different points in the city. He clarified that bikes being driven without helmets and vehicles with fancy number plates would be impounded and strict action would be taken against the drivers.

Meanwhile, Islamabad police arrested 22 outlaws and recovered 2.680 kilogram hashish, 15 wine bottles, two mobile phones and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said. He said that Station House Officer of Loi Bher police station along with his team raided a house owned by Kashif Imran in Bahria Town after obtaining a search warrant.

During the raid, the police team arrested 13 persons for their alleged involvement in immoral activities and also recovered 520 gram hashish and one rifle. They have been identified as Kashif, Rehmat, Chand, Kamran, Afzal, Shakeel, Asif, Abida Perveen, Alina, Nazia Azeem, Rabia, Mala and Nadia. Furthermore, Ramana police arrested Suleman and recovered 1.200 kilogram hashish from him.

CIA police arrested Rafique for having 520 gram hashish while police recovered two cell phones from an accused Jamal. Industrial area police arrested Umer Farooqi for having 9-MM pistol.

Secretariat police recovered a total of six wine bottles from Attique and Amjad. Bani Gala police recovered 120 gram hashish from Sajid while Karachi Company police nabbed Shaaban for having 320 gram hashish.

Cases have been registered against the nabbed persons and further investigation is underway.


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