PHP registers 1437 cases for violating traffic rules in April
LAHORE:Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) has taken timely action against criminal elements in the April 2021 under its commitment of "Safe Highways, Safe People".
In April 2021, 1437 cases were registered for violating traffic rules, 304 for illegal possession of firearms and 329 for drug and alcohol offenses. In the case of illegal weapons 10 Kalashnikovs, 21 rifles, 65 guns, 273 pistols and 9706 liters of liquor, 112 kg of charas, 2.71 kg of opium and 1.886 kg of heroin were recovered from the accused. 144 cases were registered for installation of illegal number plates. 304 cases were registered against persons for possession and display of illegal weapons.
Moreover, they also recovered 10 Kalashnikovs, 21 rifles, 65 guns and 273 pistols. The police registered 329 cases of drug and alcohol offenses and confiscated 9706 liters of liquor, 112 kg of charas, 2.71 kg of opium and 1.886 kg of heroin from the possession of the accused.
Meanwhile, Punjab Highway Patrol arrested 85 A-category, 353 B-category proclaimed offenders and 64 court absconders. PHP also provided help to 12961 commuters and 108 missing children were reunited with their parents. In addition, while taking action against encroachments, 1242 temporary encroachments and 43 permanent encroachments were removed. PHP issued 22252 challans, imposed Rs 10234450 fine, registered 90 FIRs and impounded 971 vehicles under Joint Traffic Management Programme. Moreover under special campaign against air pollution, PHP issued 226 challans, imposed Rs 124997 fine, registered 1 FIR and impounded two vehicles. Additional IG Punjab Highway Patrol M Akram Naeem Bharoka said that even during corona pandemic, PHP officials have continued to perform their duties without any concern for their own lives. PHP personnel are busy day and night to protect the lives and property of the people on the highways.