Mandi Bahauddin ( Sher Gondal) : In current year – 2016, 75 persons were murdered and 208 were wounded in fights over land dispute and family quarrels, in this district. Among killed persons 27 belonged to Mandi Tehsil, 22 were from Phalia Tehsil and 26 were residents of Malakwal Tehsil. Among wounded persons 78, 69 and 63 persons belonged to Mandi, Phalia and Malakwal tehsils respectively.
While talking to media persons, DPO Umar Salamat said this year crime rate had decreased as compared to the previous year.
About causes of crime against persons, the DPO said mostly fights took place over land disputes and family issues. He further said police try to compromise between the parties in cases of minor nature during investigation. Speaking about overall reasons of increasing crime he said lack of justice, widening gap between the rich and the poor, disparity in income, intolerance are the main causes for crimes against persons.
Talking on police performance, he said all out efforts are made to control crime and provide protection to life and property of citizens. Protective measures are also taken for maintenance of peace and tranquility. He said police duties are a big challenge and people’s cooperation is essential to maintain peace in the district.
He said it was duty of every citizen to uphold law and justice and render volunteer support to police and law enforcing agencies.