LAHORE: Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani has said that no one has the authority to abuse power and abuse of power while on duty, so any police officer or official who takes the law into his own hands will be treated the same as an ordinary citizen. He further said that for effective supervision of the personnel on duty at the check posts, the senior officers should expedite the surprise visits and consider the officers and personnel stationed at the check posts with good manners and positive attitude towards the citizens as part of their duty. He further said that the officers who failed to monitor misuse of force and supervision of police personnel should be prepared for departmental action. Whereas zero tolerance will also be shown against those responsible for deaths, torture and escape of accused in police custody. He further said that the effective way to curb crime is to bring the accused to justice by conducting free registration and work out cases, therefore special attention should be paid to free registration of crime in all districts of the province and through effective investigation to work out cases,the crime rate may reduced considerably. He further said that zero tolerance action should be intensified against the thugs and occupation groups who are harassing the noble citizens so that the sense of security and rule of law in the society may be improved by arresting these anti-social elements. He further said that the officers who showed negligence in the inquiries sent to the districts did not deserve any concession. The district officers should send all their inquiries to the IAB branch which will forward the inquiries to the IG Punjab after registration of their recommendations while strict departmental action against the officers responsible for negligence and negligent inquiries will not be delayed. He further said that special focus should be given to cases of child abduction, violence and abuse and the investigation of these cases should be handed over to experienced and intelligent investigation officers by RPOs and DPOs so that sexual predators can be arrested and severely punished by the courts. He further said that officers who show no interest in arresting proclaimed offenders and thugs have no right to remain in the field post and all officers should play their full role in prevention of crime through effective supervision and improvement of service delivery. He further said that Additional IG Operations would give me a monthly report on the performance of all RPOs, CPOs, DPOs and SDPOs of the province. He expressed these views while instructing all the officers of the province during the first video link crime meeting of the new year at the Central Police Office here today. During the meeting, the overall crime situation in the province and the overall performance of the police teams was discussed in detail.
At the meeting, all RPOs and DPOs gave briefings on crime prevention and overall performance in their regions and districts. The IG Punjab appreciated the performance of DG Khan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Chiniot, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Toba Tek Singh for their outstanding performance in crime control and directed other districts to follow suit. He directed the DPOs of Muzaffargarh and Bhakkar to further improve their performance. He further said that the success of all the projects undertaken in the field of modern policing and smart working was conditional on polite attitude towards the citizens, excellent performance of duties and prompt response to the people. He further said that unapproved police check posts in all the districts of the province should be removed immediately if DPOs deem it necessary then they should seek written approval from senior command officers for setting up of these check posts. He further said that strict adherence to the laws enacted under the National Action Plan in all the districts should be strictly enforced while strict action should not be delayed against the Loudspeaker Act, wall chalking and broadcasting of hateful material. Addl IG Operations Sahibzada Shehzad Sultan, Additional IG Investigation Fayyaz Ahmed Dev, DIG Establishment II- Maqsood Al Hassan, DIG IT Waqas Nazir, DIG Special Branch Munir Masood, DIG Operations Sohail Akhtar Sukhera and other officers were also present while all the RPOs, DPOs of the province participated through video link.