Police nabs Taji Khokhar, 75 others involved in land grabbing, drug pushing


ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police on Monday arrested 76 criminals, including infamous land-grabber Sajid Mehmood alias Taji Khokhar for their alleged involvement in cases of land grabbing and drug pushing.

On the orders of the Islamabad inspector-general of police (IGP), Capital Police under the supervision of Islamabad senior superintendent of police (SSP) Syed Waqaruddin as well as SPs Said Aziz, Hassam Bin Iqbal and Omer Khan conducted a crackdown against the criminals at three different places, including villages Dorey, Athal and Koral.

The actions have been taken on the directions of Minister for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi who ordered to make Islamabad free from all ills, land grabbers and drug peddlers.

Information available with this Pakistan Today suggests that the police recovered a heavy quantity of narcotics and arms during the operation in Dorey village under the supervision of Hassam Bin Iqbal, besides arresting 28 suspects.

Similarly, another operation was conducted in Athal village under the supervision of SP Said Aziz. During the operation, eight drug peddlers were arrested and around 6300 grams of hashish and two pistols were also recovered. Numerous suspects were also rounded up.

Furthermore, an operation in Koral village was conducted under the supervision of SP Omer Khan. During the operation, a heavy quantity of narcotics and arms was recovered while 40 suspects were arrested, including three proclaimed offenders (POs) who were wanted in a murder case.

Meanwhile, a notorious land grabber Taji Khokhar, namely Sajid Mehmood s/o Abdul Majeed r/o Aljanat Garden, Lehtrar Toad was arrested from Pul Khanna.

It is worth mentioning that three Kalashnikovs, along with 75 live rounds and seventy extra magazines, three pistols of 30 bore along with eleven live rounds and four magazines, a 12 bore M-4 gun along with two extra magazines, a laptop, computer, an illegal revolving red light and a fake vehicle number plate were also recovered during operations. The police lodged an FIR under a section of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

This drive is part of an exercise to make the Capital safe, and free of all crimes.

Meanwhile, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Hamza Shafqaat has banned the illegal sale of LPG gas cylinders and also the loose selling of petrol.

According to the DC’s notification, in the exercise of powers conferred on me under the section 144 Cr.Pc, all illegal decanting of prohibited LPG cylinders in Islamabad is banned which poses a threat and damage to public property and public life.