Lahore: In order to control crimes, the officers will not only have to go in the field but also ensure proper monitoring of the incidents of crimes, taking place in their respective divisions. The best investigations officers should also be sent in the field to bring the culprits to justice by ensuing timely investigations of the cases.
Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Khan Baig expressed these views while presiding over a high-level meeting held to review law and order situation in Lahore at the CCPO Office today. CCPO Lahore Amjad Javaid Saleemi, DIG (Operations) Muhammad Tahir Rai, DIG (Investigations) Chaudhry Shafique Ahmed. SSP (Operations) Sohail Akhtar Sukhera, SSP (Investigations) Babar Bakhat Qureshi, and PSO Muhammad Ali Nako Kara were also present on this occasion besides all the divisional SPs.
The IGP also urged the officers to ensure monitoring of the buyers of stolen or snatched valuables including mobile phone, vehicles and motorcycles because strict check on such elements would help police control crimes to a considerable extent.
The IGP also directed the officers to devise an effective strategy to keep a strict check on those involved in the business of prize bonds and its illegal trade. Monitoring of the missing persons in the Fourth schedule, disputes related to the control of Masajids, and the officials awarded punishment on the charges of negligence should be ensured as well.
The IGP underlined that the police officials should be sensitized by strict punishment in order to improve working of the department. The senior officers should never support their subordinates unnecessarily so that the black sheep could be kicked out from the department. The IGP also urged the officers to maintain the data of crimes incidents reported in all the seven Model Police Stations in Lahore. The concerned SPs were also directed to personally monitor the working of these police stations besides maintaining computerized record of the complaints registered with these police stations.
On this occasion, CCPO Lahore Amjad Javed Saleemi suggested that following the pattern of Sargodha police region, special software could be installed in the computers in all the police stations to keep the record of the cases from registration of the FIR to the progress in the courts with detailed information.
The IGP agreed to the proposal and directed the CCPO Lahore to begin work to implement the plan at the earliest.