Islamabad - Islamabad police have arrested 17 outlaws and eight professional alms-seekers from various areas of the city and recovered 1. 25 kilogram hashish, weapons and looted items from their possession, a police spokesman said here on Thursday.

According to details, Kohsar police arrested accused Amjad and recovered one 30 bore pistol from him.  Bhara Kahu police arrested four accused namely Afzal, Bukhtayar, Abdul Waheed, Kamran and recovered a Kalashnikov, one 12 bore rifle, one 30 bore pistol and 1.25 kilogram hashish from their possession.

Margallah police arrested an accused Israr involved in theft while Shalimar police apprehended two thieves Jabbar and Nazeera Bibi.

Tarnol police arrested accused Shah Wali involved for decanting gas in cylinder illegally.

Ramana police arrested Imran for having 30 bore pistol while Khizar Hayat, Kahsif and Habib were apprehended for possessing looted items. Bani Gala police arrested Fayyaz for decanting gas in cylinders illegally while Shehzad Town police nabbed Younas and Sufyaan in possession of two pistols. Koral police recovered one 32 bore revolver from an accused Gul Khan.

Furthermore, police arrested eight professional alms-seekers from various areas of the city. Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is underway. SSP Islamabad Asmatullah Junejo has appreciated this overall performance and directed all police officials to accelerate their efforts to curb activities of anti-social elements.