RPOs conference: Those behind ISIS graffiti will be arrested: IG

Sukhera says Shop Security Act should be enforced.

Our Correspondent November 22, 2014


Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera said on Saturday that action would be taken against those found putting up Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) posters and stickers on public property.

He was presiding over the RPOs conference held at Central Police Office.

The conference decided that an IGP’s Inspection Wing and an IGP’s Complaint Cell would be set up.

The Inspection Wing will conduct monthly inspections of all vehicles, weapons and inventories.

All police officials would have access to the IGP directly through the IGP Complaint Cell.

It was also decided in the conference that police residential societies will be setup in the province to facilitate low-cadre officials.

Snap-checking, instead of permanent pickets, will be encouraged to ensure arrest of hardened criminals.

The conference decided that a campaign would be launched against owners of cars operated with tinted glasses.

It was also decided in the conference that the Shops Security Act would be strictly enforced to stop robberies at jewellery shops, banks and petrol pumps.

The conference decided that CCTV cameras, security alarms, appointment of security guards must be ensured at such places.

It was agreed that people would not be arrested at their pickets until their ID cards and residential addresses were verified.

The IGP directed the regional officers to consider transfer requests of their subordinates sympathetically. He said negligence in duties would not be tolerated.

Law and order, morning parades at police lines, tours and progress of development projects were reviewed in detail.

The IGP said compensation payments to widows of martyred police officials must be ensured within a month.

The provincial police officer sought proposals from RPOs to improve traffic management in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Multan under the administrative and financial control of additional inspector general traffic.

The IG appreciated the performance of the Punjab Police in maintaining the law and order during Moharram.

The IG also appreciated the performance of DPOs from Kasur, Chiniot, Attock, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Pakpattan and Sahiwal and also announced appreciation certificates for them. It was also decided that Rs100,000 awards would be given to deserving field officers. Additional IGP Naseemul Zaman Siddiqui, Additional IG (Welfare and Finance) Sohail Khan, Additional IG (Training) Captain (r) Muhammad Usman Khattak, Addl IG Special Branch Arif Mushtaq and CCPO Lahore Captain (r) Muhammad Amin were also present.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 23rd, 2014.

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