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