Robbers rule the roost in capital

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The Islamabad police have failed to curb crime as during the month of June dacoits and thieves made 50 strikes in various areas of the capital and deprived citizens of their belongings worth millions of rupees, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Of total reported cases, police only managed to recover looted items of five cases. According to information collected by this correspondent, during the month of June, 50 cases of dacoity and robbery were registered in various police stations while the police recovered looted items in five cases. Armed dacoits targeted 30 places with some daylight dacoities and deprived the people of their belongings at gunpoint.
Dacoity Cases: Lohi-Behr police station topped the list vis-à-vis dacoity incidents with five cases followed by Shehzad Town and Koral police stations with three cases each.
Burglary Cases: Ramna and Shehzad Town police stations remained on the top regarding burglary cases. Five each burglary incidents took place in the precincts of these two police stations while two cases each were reported in Industrial Area, Aabpara and Lohi-Behr police stations.
The docoits and robbers deprived people of their belongings, including cash – Pak rupees and foreign currency – jewellery, mobile phones, computers, UPS, etc. In one case, robbers took away a pet dog from a house in the limits of Ramna police station. Ramna police registered an FIR under Section 454/380 against the robbers for taking away a dog.
When questioned over slow pace of investigation, some investigation officers were of the view that they have to investigate many cases at one time, which is badly affecting their performance.
When contacted, a spokesman for Islamabad police said that during the ongoing year, crime rate has declined as compared to the corresponding period of last year.