Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) have arrested 273 criminals including 69 proclaimed offenders, 12 court absconders and recovered valuables, drugs and illegal weapons from them while rendering help to 4,033 commuters during last week.
According to details, a patrolling team arrested four culprits namely Azhar, Shah Alam, Hayatullah and Sanaullah and recovered nine motors of flour mill amounting to Rs 2,700,000 from them. The patrolling team during routine checking, stopped a suspicious car and after searching, recovered a Kalashnikov, a pistol, 21 bullets and a stolen Petter Engine from three persons Waqas, Bilal and Imran.
In another case, the PHP team received information that cotton bags have fallen down from a tractor. The cotton bags worth Rs 700,000 were returned to their real owner Nasir Ali by the PHP team. Another patrolling police team arrested 69 POs and 12 court absconders including Shafqat Ali, Ghulam Farid, Ali Muhammad, Nisar Ahmed, Manzoor Mahmood, M Shahbaz, Farrukh, Majeed, Afzal, Mustafa, Allah Ditta, Safdar, Ashraf, Ameer Khan, Tanveer, Zahoor, Iftikhar, Sajid, Manzoor Hussain, Akhtar, Sajid, Safdar Ali, Gulab Ali, Munir, Israr, Naveed, Samar Abbas, Naveed, Asif, Mohsin, Aziz, Laal Khan, Punal, Awais, Amir, Faisal, Tayyab, Shan Ali and Afzal.
Similarly, the PHP team arrested 128 culprits namely Akbar, Ejaz, Sadiq, Khuda Bakhsh, Qaiser, Liaquat, Shaukat, Farman, Abdullah, Shahid, Aslam, Farid, Imtiaz, Shabir, Shamrez, Faiz, Ibrahim, Javed, Arshad, Ayaz, Khadim, Afzal, Ameer, Zawar, Rahmat, Talat, Mustafa, Amin, Razzaq, Asjad, Ashiq, Asim, Tassadaq, Mustafa, Rafi, Younas, Abid, Shafqat, Shakoor, Hussain, Tariq and Iqbal by taking into possession 2,849 litres of liquor and 19,240 grammes of hashish.
The PHP team also arrested 56 culprits namely Mohsin, Khadim, Ibrar, Imtiaz, Samad, Ali Ahmed, Shahbaz, Siddique, Mushtaq, Irfan, Masood Khan, Faisal, Adnan, Shahzad, Muddasir, Ghazanfar, Salman, Arsalan, Kashif, Hafeez, Nauman, Sharif, Irfan, Shafique, Fateh, Asif, Allah Rakha, Abbas, Rauf and Altaf on possessing illicit arms and recovered 53 pistols, a Kalashnikov, two guns, two rifles, eight cartridges and 300 bullets from their possession. PHP team also recovered 12 missing children.