Islamabad - Islamabad police have arrested 15 suspects during a search operation conducted in various areas of the city, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

He said IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan directed all SDPOs and SHOs to enhance patrolling as well as checking in various areas of the city and conduct search operation at slum areas, Afghan habitats, under-construction buildings, workshops, bus stands and inns. Following his directions, sub-divisional police officers performing in Islamabad headed this search operation in the areas of Sabzi Mandi police station. They succeeded to nab 15 suspects who are being investigated further. SSP Islamabad Mir Vais Niaz has said the purpose of this search operation and high vigilance is to ensure foolproof security in the city and he further directed all SHOs to continue it.

He has also appealed the citizens to remain vigilant and inform police in case of any suspicious activity around them.

Meanwhile, Islamabad police have arrested eight outlaws including two car lifters and recovered car, bike, cash, wine and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said.