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Field Officers Must Speed Up Preventive Measures To Control Crime: Rai Babar


LAHORE– Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations Wing) Lahore Rai Babar Saeed, while presiding over a high level meeting to review overall crime situation as well as operational and security strategy on Friday, directed police officers to speed up preventive as well as preemptive measures to control crime in the city.

SSP Operations Lahore Muhammad Naveed, Divisional SPs, SDPOs and SHOs attended the meeting.

The meeting members discussed and gave proposals for establishment of new Police Stations as well as bifurcation of already existing Police Station in branches, keeping in view the raptly increasing population and volume of crime.

DIG Operations Lahore Rai Babar Saeed also reviewed the overall performance of Circle officers and SHOs pertaining to crime control and arrest of Proclaimed as well as Targeted Offenders. Rai Babar Saeed issued orders to suspend SHOs of Police Station Gujjar Pura and Chung for their continuous poor performance. He also issued last warning to the SHOs of eight different Police Stations to improve their performance.

These Police Stations include PS Lohari Gate, Bhatti Gate, Mughal Pura, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Nawankot, Gulberg, Ghalib Market and PS Nishter Colony. DIG Operations Rai Babar Saeed announced Commendation Certificate (CC-II) and cash award for SHO Police Station Hanjarwal Inspector Hammad Akhter for arresting gangs and good performance.

He said that there should be strict implementation on Kite flying, One Wheeling and Aerial firing Acts, adopting zero tolerance against any violation in this regard.

He directed to achieve the targets of arrest of proclaimed and targeted offenders along with hardened gangs involved in heinous crimes. Divisional SPs should monitor overall performance of DSPs and SHOs and submit their report in this regard to his office on weekly basis, Rai Babar Saeed added.

Effective measures should be taken to control the incidents of motor cycle theft and robbery by using latest technology and coordinated efforts of different Operational Units. There should be no pending references pertaining to Prime Minister Delivery Unit (PMDU), Helpline 8787 and Complaint Management System, he further directed.

FIRs should promptly be registered as well as action should be taken to strictly implement on Local and Special Laws including Tennant and Loudspeaker Acts. Rai Babar Saeed directed all SPs and DSPs to inspect the Police Stations on regular basis and ensure that all the cameras installed were functional with their recording safe.— PRESS RELEASE