Crime fighter officers appointed: IGP

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LAHORE: After completion of appointment of best crime fighter officers across the province, criminals will be chased now and force will work by day and night for the provision of full relief to the public.

This was stated by Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab Amjad Javed Saleemi while addressing All RPOs DPOs through video link conference here at Central Police Office today. 

In order to protect the province, a comprehensive operational strategy has been chalked out for these crime fighter officers by which every criminal will be given an exemplary punishment besides, ensuring the protection of lives and property of people, he said.

In the conference, a strategy of strict action was decided against proclaimed offenders, court absconders, car and motorcycle lifters and drug peddlers. In order to stop the transportation of theft car and motorcycles to other provinces, police pickets at borders will be made functional and strict action will be taken against those who cross the borders. It has been decided to keep permanent coordination of all field officers in this regard so that vehicles lifting may be obstructed.

CCPO Lahore BA Nasir told the IGP that police stations of Lahore had been divided into three categories according to crime graph in which 35 police stations fall in ‘A’ category, 25 in ‘B’ and 24 in ‘C’ category. He further told that 150 special operation teams had been constituted besides, re-deployment of PRU and Dolphin Squads.

On the basis of Rescue 15 calls crime mapping and tracking of hardened criminals, effective checking of motorcycles, deployment of anti-vehicle lifting squad on pickets, there has been a decline of 27 percent reporting of theft and 20 percent decline in motorcycles lifting.

In the conference, a comprehensive and strict pre-emptive strategy has also been finalized in order to stop theft, dacoity with murder, child abuse and other street crimes. All field officers will be responsible to implement this strategy in its true letter and spirit in their respective districts with the view to maintain the police public friendship.

Additional IG CTD Rai Muhammad Tahir said that to stop the activities of an extremist on social media 5964 sites have been detected and among them, 4385 have been blocked so far. He further told that the persons who were involved in financial assistance of terrorists 35 cases have been registered and 56 were arrested whereas 24 have been convicted. He further added that the sectarianism has been totally under control and no incident in this regard has been reported from 2018 till date.

In the conference, the establishment of Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee for resolution of public issues has been discussed in detail and all field officers briefed IG Punjab that they have finalized the names of nominated persons of the committees.

On which IG Punjab directed Additional IG special branch, Zaeem Iqbal, that the process of verification of nominated persons of these committees should be completed within one week.


Hissan Sheikh

Karachi's S M Law College graduate Hissan Sheikh writes on crime and local politics etc.