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     January  09,  2016



Chitral Police seized a huge quantity of Charas during the year 2015

By Zahiruddin

CHITRAL: The district police seized a huge quantity of charas during the year 2015 which is said to be unprecedented amount and the number of proclaimed offenders arrested during the period was also phenomenal one.

District police officer, Chitral Abbas Majeed Khan Marwat told Chitral Times  here on Friday that 387 kg of charas and 343 litres of liquor was recovered from different localities of the
district while special measures were taken against drug traffickers responding to the demand of the public.

He said that during the year, 2 klashnikovs, 4 rifles, 48 shot guns, 30 pistols, 751 rounds, 19 detonators, one rocket launcher, 91 meters safety fuse and 234 kg of explosives
were recovered to purge the area of arms and ammunition during the year.

Mr. Marwat said that as many 63 proclaimed offenders were nabbed during the period which included some involved in heinous crimes and had fled to Afghanistan and posed serious
threat to peace and stability in the lower areas of Arandu, Damil and Drosh.

The number of murders committed during the year also dropped by more than half which was 7 as compared to 15 of the preceding year while a drop was also registered in number of
suicide cases during the year which had an upward trend in the past years, he said.

The DPO said that the district police rushed to the help of flood affected people of various villages including the Kalash valley of Bumburate which had been cut off from the
rest of the district and the jawans of the force carried the relief items on their backs to the affected villages.

He said that after the earthquake of 26th October, Chitral police happened to be first ever organization to reach the affected people with relief goods while the force jawans
also helped the locals in rescue soon after the disaster.

He said that the participation of police force in both the disasters helped to bridge the gap between the people and police while public-police liaison committees were also
activated to achieve the end.


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