HAFIZABAD

Two land grabbers and drug peddlers of Winni village were arrested by the Kassoki Police. The police have also seized 2.7 kg of heroin from their possession.

According to official source, two land mafia members and drug peddlers - Shahid Goonga, son of Rana Zulfiqar and Muhammad Iqbal alias Baali had illegally occupied a TMA-owned piece of land allotted for water supply reservoir and used it as a den for selling heroin. On directives of the Hafizabad DPO, a police contingent along with TMA staff raided village Winni and retrieved the land illegally occupied by the grabbers. The police also seized 2.7 kg of heroin from them.

The police also claim to have recovered unlicensed firearms from their possession. Cases under the Anti-Narcotics Act and other penal acts have been registered against the accused.

POLICE FAILED TO RECOVER ABDUCTED YOUTH

The parents of 24-year-old Adeel Mehmood of Mohallah Tajpura protested against the traditional negligence of the police to arrest the kidnappers and recover him.

Elderly Rabia Bibi, mother of Adeel, said that her son was abducted by unidentified accused some 17 days ago but the police are not taking pains to recover her son. She said the police failed to locate the abductors and arrest them. She called on the RPO and DPO to order the authorities to recover her son and arrest the accused.