Yearly review: Lahore police claim high success in tracing kidnappings for ransom
By Karamat Bhatty
Published: January 3, 2012
LAHORE: Lahore police investigators have claimed a phenomenally high success rate in tracing and recording cases of murder and kidnappings for ransom in the city in 2011.
According to a handout issued on Tuesday, as many as 632 cases of murder were registered of which 493 cases were traced and a charge-sheet submitted in them, at a success rate of 78%. Fifty-three cases of kidnapping for ransom were registered of which 47 were traced and culprits charged, at a success rate of 89%. In other kinds of kidnapping, police claimed a success rate of 81% as 2,397 cases were registered and 1,940 traced.
Police registered 2,363 cases of vehicle theft and traced 2,012 at a rate of 85% but success rate was much lower for motorcycle theft as 5,470 cases were registered and 1,818 were traced (33%). In cases of vehicle snatching, police claimed a success rate of 44% as 814 cases were registered and 357 traced.
Police claimed 100% success in action against drug peddlers as 2,629 cases were registered and as many culprits arrested. As much as 100kg of heroine, 863kg of hashish, 12kg of opium and over 10,000 bottles of liquor were recovered from their possession.
Further, 188 gamblers were arrested and 355,000 rupees were recovered from them. Eighty-five cases of robbery and murder were registered of which 37 were traced and 1,927 out of 4,193 cases of burglaries were traced (46%).
Police said they had busted 317 criminal gangs and arrested 1,117 culprits, recovering Rs390 million. They also arrested 21,748 proclaimed offenders in 2011.
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