Quick Actions If Irregularities Reported By IAB During Police Stations’ Surprise Visits
IG Punjab Captain (retired) Arif Nawaz Khan chairs RPOs and DPOs video link conference at the Central Police Office
LAHORE– Inspector General of Punjab Police Captain (retired) Arif Nawaz Khan said it is the responsibility of RPOs and DPOs to improve the working of police stations, therefore, all field officers should pay surprise visits to police stations to assess the working of staff deputed in front desk, operations and investigation branches.
They also should ensure the strict implementation of performance of duties in accordance with the devised SOPs by the Central Police Office (CPO).
Khan further said that the monitoring of CCTV cameras installed in lock ups, front desk and inside rooms of SHOs should be ensured at any cost and if any incident of trespass from power, discourteous behavior with public or taking of law into hands happened then there should be no delay in taking action against the guilty officers or officials.
He added that the officers who don’t award punishment to their subordinates in accordance with the discipline matrix then they should also be ready for departmental actions.
The IGP Punjab further directed to DPOs that they should personally supervise the crackdown against top 20 listed criminals of their concerned districts and rest of the accused should be arrested and presented before the law.
IGP directed to prepare the list of those officers and officials who were again and again posted in one police stations and directed to shift them from these police stations immediately. He moreover said that stern steps should be taken against the drug pushers especially dealers of drug known as Ice who are spoiling the future of young generations.
IGP reiterated that information based operation should be boosted up against drugs pushers especially at educational institutions and get such callous and inhuman persons arrested and punished severely. He also directed to boost up the crackdown against those persons who have illegal and non licensed weapons.
He further said that the license of weapons used in criminal activities should be cancelled and send the reports to Central Police Office. These views were expressed by IGP Punjab while giving directions to all officers of the province at RPOs DPOs video link conference at Central Police Office.
In the conference, all the RPOs, CPOs and DPOs from across the Punjab briefed IGP about overall crime situation and ongoing operations by Punjab police. They told IGP that it is our mission to build the police image by better service delivery and they also briefed IGP that police are engaged for the protection of public lives and wealth using all available resources.
IG Punjab directed that trust between police and public can be improved with better coordination of police with public, performing official duties effectively and improving public service delivery. For this purpose all police officers should especially brief their subordinates about public dealing so that they may win the hearts by ensuring better public service delivery.
IGP Punjab moreover said that, there should be no slackness in taking departmental action against police officers who are found guilty of illegal detentions or any kind of irregularities and negligence in the reports of Internal Accountability Bureau teams surprise visits to the police stations.
He said that officers and officials guilty of illegal detentions would not be tolerated because of these black sheep the whole force has to bear criticism. So all the police officers should take strict departmental action against the responsible officers and officials for deaths of accused under police custody and they will have to be answerable.
Moreover, he said that security plan must be revised for sensitive installations, worship places of minorities, educational institutions in all the districts across the Punjab and security should be improved with all available resources.
IGP said that search, sweep, combing and intelligence based operations should be sped up and there will be no delay in taking stern action against property owners and tenants in case of violation of Tenants Act.
He moreover said that visit schedule of Mobile Khidmat Marakiz at Tehsil level should be adequately published so that citizens may be get more benefits from it.
In the conference Additional IG R&D Captain Retired Zafar Iqbal, Additional IG Establishment Ahmed Latif, Additional IG D&I Azhar Hameed Khokar, Additional IG Operations Punjab Inam Ghani, Additional IG Welfare & Finance Rao Sardar, Additional IG PHP Manzoor Sarwar Chaudhary, Additional IG Investigation Punjab Abubakar Khuda Buksh, Additional IG Traffic Punjab Farooq Mazhar, Additional IG Logistics and Procurement Ghulam Rasool Zahid, Additional IG Special Branch Punjab Zaeem Iqbal Sheikh and Additional IG CTD Rai Muhammad Tahir along with other senior officers were present.— PRESS HANDOUT