Islamabad police launches drive to catch proclaimed offenders

IG Temuri says arresting wanted people vital for crime control


Our Correspondent February 04, 2018
Islamabad police has launched a special campaign to apprehend proclaimed offenders. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Inspector General of Police Dr Sultan Azam Temuri on Saturday said Islamabad police has launched a special campaign to apprehend proclaimed offenders.

“Without arresting proclaimed offenders crimes cannot be controlled,” he said addressing the concluding ceremony of a three-day course regarding the methods of arresting and punishing proclaimed offenders.

He said special teams have been constituted at all police stations to arrest the proclaimed offenders in their respective jurisdictions.

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Temuri said control on crime is impossible sans apprehending the proclaimed offenders. Islamabad Police would be transformed into a model police force, he said adding that law should be applied across the board for achieving the goals and corruption must be avoided.

He said investigative officers are being paid investigation expenditures to avoid any problem. Police force would continue working as a team.

He expressed satisfaction over the completion of the course for catching proclaimed offenders, saying that he wanted to see Islamabad police as exemplary police force. He stressed enhancing professional skill of police force.

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He said school of investigation, school of anti-riot and school of information technology have been established in Police Lines for imparting specialised training to the police force. The training continues for twelve months.

In three day-course, the police officials were imparted training about methods of arresting and taking legal action against proclaimed offenders. It was a long duration course, but reduced to only three days. The course had been conducted on the directives of the inspector general Temuri

The participants were imparted training on initiating action against proclaimed offenders under Pakistan Penal Code clauses of 77/88, proclaimed offender management, method of issuing red notice, the method of seeking Interpols' help, putting names of proclaimed offenders on the watchlist of immigration and Exit Control List (ECL).

Later, the IG distributed certificates among the trainers. 

Published in The Express Tribune, February 4th, 2018.

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