Punjab Inspector General of Police Inam Ghani on Friday said that no one will be to abuse power or authority, especially during duty, warning that any police officer or official found taking law into ones hands will be treated with sternly as an ordinary citizen. “For effective supervision of the personnel on duty at the check-posts, senior officers should expedite surprise visits while officers and personnel posted at check-posts should deal citizens in a good manner and positive as part of their duty.”
IG Police Inam Ghani was expressed the views while instructing all the officers of the province during first video link crime meeting of the new year at Central Police Office on Friday. During the meeting, overall crime situation across the province and performance of the police officers were discussed in detail.
The IGP 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. Inam Ghani 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.
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.
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.