LAHORE – The City Police claimed to have busted 317 notorious gangs, arrested 21,748 Proclaimed Offenders, traced 3,432 cases of dacoities/robberies and recovered Rs 390 million cash from them during the last year.

According to a handout issued on Monday, total 632 cases of murder were lodged in the City and investigation wing traced/challaned over 493 cases so far with the ratio of 78 per cent. Similarly, 47 persons kidnapped for ransom were recovered out of total 53 incidents whereas around 2,397 cases of kidnapping for other reasons were registered in different police stations during this period. City police claimed that 1,940 persons had been recovered safely. Likewise, out of 2,363 cases of stolen vehicles over 2,012 were traced. City Police lodged 89 cases of dacoity (395 PPC) and 460 of robbery-cum-murders, 281 of dacoity, and some 814 cases of vehicles snatching were registered in the City.