Inspector General of Police Punjab Capt. (R) Arif Nawaz Khan said that in order to eliminate and purge all districts from criminals and anti social elements, the combing, search, sweep and intelligence based operations should be conducted speedily.
He said that an effective strategy should be carved out to raid hideouts of those accused involved in extremist and criminal activities so that these criminals should be taken behind the bars and citizens may get rid of such criminal activities.
IG Punjab moreover said that licenced weapons used in criminal and illegal activities should get canceled with close coordination of other institutions and there should be no delay in taking legal actions against the owners of these licences.
He added that the officers who were found lazy and negligent in taking actions regarding this matter, they should be ready to face departmental actions against them.
He further directed to CCPO Lahore, all RPOs, CPOs and DPOs to strictly ensure the steps taken for elimination of illegal arms selling and buying in their respective districts, whereas combing operations should be conducted under the supervision of circle officers in slums, hotels and inns on regular basis and its report should be submitted to Central Police Office regularly. IGP Punjab emphasized upon monitoring and checking of passengers and vehicles on inter districts and inter provincial check posts and checking of vehicles should be made effective.
He said that there should be no delay in taking legal action against those vehicles and passengers having incomplete documents. These directions were issued to CCPO Lahore, all RPOs and DPOs through a notification.