Punjab IG unhappy with criminals roaming free

Expressed grave concerns over the non-arrest of wanted criminals in different cases

Saleh Mughal May 31, 2021


Punjab Inspector General (IG) Inaam Ghani has expressed grave concerns over the non-arrest of wanted criminals in different cases. The IG issued orders to district police officers (DPOs) across the province, particularly Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal and Jhelum on Sunday.

He issued directives to arrest criminals nominated in different cases at the earliest. He also ordered the compilation of records of all cases in which suspects have evaded arrests and to ensure that it doesn’t remain secret. The IG further directed DPOs to submit a clearance certificate in this regard after the implementation of all orders.

According to details, the Rawalpindi Regional Police Officer (RPO) sent a letter to DPOs of all districts in light of the IG’s orders. He cited the recent meeting at Rawalpindi Police Lines Headquarters and observed that various criminals in different cases are fugitives and substantial efforts for their capture have not been made leading to non-completion of records of their cases. He highlighted IG’s orders in this regard issued in February, March and May and directed DPOs to review such cases in their respective districts.

The letter directed the district police officials to expedite efforts to ensure the arrest of wanted criminals who were roaming free without obtaining bail so that a record could be compiled.

The RPO instructed to issue an advertisement after completion of the record and updating it on the Police Station Record Management System (PSRMS). The DPOs have also been directed to ensure the records are updated.

The RPO also instructed related police officials to complete the task within the given deadline and send a clearance certificate to RPO and IG offices.


Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2021.


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