Officers having empathy for public to get field postings: IGP

LAHORE: Punjab Inspector General of Police Dr Usman Anwar on Sunday categorically declared that no any delay in the registration of FIR was acceptable and indiscriminate strict departmental action will be taken against responsible officers and officials. The IG Police directed all RPOs, CPOs and DPOs should ensure registration of FIRs of all confirmed incidents of theft, robbery and dacoity and submit a certificate in this regard to the Central Police Office by 12 midnight on Monday.

Dr Usman Anwar directed that the CPOs and DPOs should ensure that no FIRs of confirmed cases of dacoity, robbery and theft are left pending. He stressed upon CPOs and DPOs to improve the process of monitoring and even if anyone is found involved in such delay tactics, there should be no hesitation in taking action against him. The IG Police directed that the show cause notices of the SHOs who were suspended for not taking timely action on the complaints of the citizens should be decided within 24 hours and complete departmental action against them.

The IGP said that show-cause notices should be made a part of the service record of SHOs and they should never be posted in these police stations again. IG Punjab clarified that only the officers who consider problems of citizens as their own problem will be able to stay on field posting because our main job is to protect the life and property of the public. The officers who fail in this responsibility will have no right to stay on good posting. He reiterated that the officers and officials who do not register the cases of robbery, dacoity and theft in time should prepare themselves for action. He issued these instructions to the officers during a surprise visit to 1787 Complaint Centre. IG Punjab listened to the calls of citizens and reviewed action taken on the complaints.

Moreover, IG Punjab Dr Usman Anwar encouraged the traffic wardens who performed their duties diligently and awarded them with certificates of appreciation and cash prizes. Inspector Rana Ahsan and Traffic Warden Rizwan traced the fake number plate vehicle and detained it in Police Station Factory Area within a few hours, on which IG Punjab gave Rana Ahsan and Rizwan CC1 certificates and cash reward. IG Punjab said that encouraging the officers and personnel of good performance during duty is a good tradition, so RPOs and DPOs should continue to encourage hardworking, capable and dutiful personnel in their districts.  On this occasion, CTO Lahore Captain Retired Mustansar Feroze was also present.



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