Operation Sharp Cops: ‘Names of 100 suspects put on exit-control list’

CCPO says he is unaware of any armed wing of a political party in the city.


Hassan Naqvi May 05, 2015
The CCPO said the police would arrest the suspects even if they escape to another country. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

LAHORE: The names of the 100 people identified by the city police for involvement in various land grab, extortion, and drug peddling cases will be placed on the exit control list (ECL), Capital City Police Officer Capt (retd) Muhammad Amin Wains said on Monday.

He was speaking to the media at Police Lines in Qilla Gujjar Singh at the launch of the city-wide operation (called Sharp Cops) against the 100 suspects.

The CCPO said the police would arrest the suspects even if they escape to another country. “If needed, we’ll seek red warrants for their arrest and send teams abroad to bring them back,” he said. He said action would also be taken against anyone, including the police, found abetting the suspects.

The CCPO further said the officials who arrested the suspects would be rewarded with cash prizes.

He said 100 teams had been formed for the operation. “I’ll make sure that the teams are provided with sufficient resources to successfully undertake the operation,” he said.

Responding to questions by the press, the CCPO said there was no armed wing of any political party in the city. He said if anyone in the press had information about armed wings of political parties operational in the city they should pass it on to police so that action could be taken against them in accordance with the law.

Acting on the request of the complainant in dacoity and attempted murder FIRs against Hamza alias Honey, one of the 100 suspects, the CCPO directed Investigation DIG Saleem to track down the suspect in five days.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2015. 

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