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Criminal networks busted as dozens arrested in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Law-enforcement agencies on Friday arrested dozens of suspects including Afghan nationals in several cities as part of the Operation Radd-ul-Fasad launched against miscreants over the recent terror attacks.

In Rawalpindi, a search operation was conducted in Quaidabad, Safdarabad, Fauji Colony and in the vicinity of the Pir Wadhai bus stop, where a smuggler Imran Khan was taken into custody. Rangers arrested dozens of suspects including Afghan nationals and transferred them to a police station.

LEAs also busted a large criminal network which was fleecing customers under the name of Benazir Income Support Programme. Four people were arrested while weapons were also recovered from their possession.

Eight people were also arrested after a large gambling den was busted after a raid was conducted. Several computers, wireless phones and other equipment were also seized from there.

A crackdown was also launched in Liaquatpur tehsil of Rahim Yar Khan where 41 people including criminals were rounded up and weapons were also recovered from their possession.

In Chiniot police interrogated a suspect with a biometric machine, while fourteen others were  taken into custody for allegedly providing refuge to criminals.

In Peshawar, security is on high-alert over the recent terror attacks. Thirty suspects were arrested after an operation was conducted in University Town area.

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Criminal networks busted as dozens arrested in Rawalpindi

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