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Links With Land Grabbers; IGP Arif Nawaz Warns Cops Of Dire Consequences

The provincial police chief holds his first video-link conference with the Regional Police Officers after assuming charge


LAHORE– Inspector General of Punjab Police Captain (retired) Arif Nawaz Khan has made it clear that the officers and officials having links with land grabbing mafia will not be tolerated in the department and will face stern legal and departmental action without any delay.

He said only the Revenue department and courts have prerogative to grant custody of land to any one.

The IG Punjab further said a two week special campaign would be launched from April 20 to arrest proclaimed offenders and absconders across Punjab, directing all RPOs and DPOs to furnish the report to the Central Police Office on daily basis.

A crackdown and strict legal action against kite flying and sellers of kite strings would be launched without any discrimination in all districts of Punjab whereas a strict disciplinary action will be taken against the responsible officers under whom custody any person dies due to police torture.

Khan further said to avoid the incidents of escaping the culprits from police custody while taking them to courts, if an official is found guilty of any laxity should be punished and also special capacity building trainings should be arranged for the officials guarding them.

He said the complaints received by PM portal should be taken up for quick inquiry and further legal proceedings.

Mr Khan expressed those views and passed directions to his force during his first video link RPOs Conference at the CPO on Friday.

Additional IG Establishment Punjab Captain (retired) Ahmed Latif, Additional IG Training Tariq Masood Yasin, Additional IG Welfare and Finance Rao Sardar Ali Khan, Additional IG PHP Manzoor Ahmed, Additional IG Investigation Abu Bakar Khuda Buksh, Commandant PC Kanwar Shah Rukh, Additional IG Logistics and Procurement Ghulam Rasool Zahid, Additional IG Elite Shahid Hanif, Additional IG CTD Rai Muhammad Tahir, Additional IG Special Branch Zaeem Iqbal Sheikh were present. All RPOs and DPOs participated in this conference through video link.

The IG further directed officers that violation of loud speaker act will not be tolerated at all and there will be no leniency for the officials involved in this regard.

He also directed the RPOs and DPOs to ensure their presence during office timings in order to provide relief to public. He further said that action will be taken against the DPOs who do not convey directions of IGP to the constable level.

He moreover said all available resources should be utilized to ensure the security arrangements on the events of Shab e Barat and Easter.

He directed to carve out a comprehensive plan to provide fool proof security for Masajids, Imam Bargahs, churches and worship places of minorities and also deploy additional security to parks and public places and also install CCTV cameras on entry and exit points of big parks and checking of citizens by walk through gates should be ensured.

On this occasion IG Punjab directed orders to senior police officers said that corrupt, ineligible, dishonest officers and officials have no place in the department and the process of internal accountability against negligent professionals will be sped up to ensure transparency in punishment and rewards.

He further said that no official should be condemned unheard and without following proper inquiry senior officers should also not punish on trivial mistakes and if an official is found guilty than he should be given exemplary punishment.

Khan further said that all the projects started with the help of information technology specially ambit of police Khidmat Marakiz will be extended to Tehsil level and monitoring and supervision will be ensured to provide more services to public.

He said to enhance the efficiency of force is my top priority and refresher courses and training workshops will be held to boost up capabilities of investigation officers in accordance with the modern and smart policing.— PRESS RELEASE