Lahore:Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Muhammad Aslam Tareen has stressed that the Investigation and Operations wings of Lahore Police have been directed to work as a united team in order to come up to the expectations of the citizens. CCPO said that whereas police officers and officials showing outstanding performance would be suitably rewarded, however any kind of display of fake performance would not be tolerated. On the direction of CCPO Muhammad Aslam Tareen, Lahore Police have arrested 8034 proclaimed offenders in the year 2012, as well as 6477 court absconders.
In his order, CCPO Muhammad Aslam Tareen ordered full-fledged crackdown against proclaimed offenders and court absconders involved in heinous crime, and directed Lahore Police to evolve effective strategy to nab criminals involved in murder, dacoity and kidnap-for-ransom. CCPO informed that Lahore Police have arrested 8034 proclaimed offenders in the year 2012, who were wanted in 325 cases of murder, 135 cases of attempt of murder, 223 cases of dacoity, 573 cases of theft, 577 cases of robbery and 6201 other cases. Thus 6477 court absconders who were wanted in 3 cases of murder, 36 cases of attempt of murder, 7 cases of dacoity, 149 cases of theft, 28 cases of robbery and 6254 other cases, were also arrested in this period. CCPO said that Lahore Police is determined to eliminate crimes from the provincial metropolis for which the officers and Jawans of Lahore Police are making strenuous efforts. He further said that as a result of solid strategy and continuous efforts, there has been marked downward trend in the crime rate. Muhammad Aslam Tareen also directed for taking priority based steps against drug peddling and elimination of other heinous crime in the city.