LAHORE - As part of the national action plan, Lahore police detained over one hundred suspects during search and sweep operations conducted in different parts of the provincial metropolis, a police spokesperson said Tuesday.

The police searched 4311 houses, 2610 shops, and 26 commercial plazas during the last 24 hours. The cops also checked the particulars of at least 1300 persons including students and workingwomen who are residing in hostels. Hundreds of cops including policewomen are taking part in the search operations.

On this occasion, the administration of hostels was strictly conveyed that no person should be allowed to stay there unless his/her ID papers and other particulars are verified from the quarters concerned.

The police also set up special pickets in different parts of Lahore and checked at 12336 vehicles including motorcycles. At least 123 vehicles and 879 motorcycles were impounded by the police after they were found with suspicious number plates, and tempered engine or chassis numbers. Police also impounded dozens of other suspected vehicles after their drivers failed to produce the registration books.

Lahore police also registered at least 13 cases against the violators of loudspeaker act, and the Punjab temporary residence ordinance 2015. The police during the security sweep arrested 31 proclaimed offenders and court absconders as well from different parts of the metropolis.

Meanwhile, Lahore police conducted search and security sweeps at guesthouses, hotels, inns, bus stands, and truck stations and arrested 41 suspected persons. They were shifted to an unknown location for interrogation. At least 36 of them were released by the police after initial investigations while the police have arrested five persons who failed to provide ID papers to policemen.

According to the spokesperson, at least 15 persons were also arrested for illegally possessing prohibited or automatic weapons during the security sweep. Police also seized at least 19 rifles, six pistols and more than 700 bullets and cartridges from their possession.