CCPO calls for improving investigation system

Relief cheques distributed among incapacitated ghazis of police

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Additional IG Bilal Siddique Kamyana on Friday stressed the need to ensure timely and quality investigation of cases on a pure merit basis along with completion of challans to ensure the provision of speedy justice to the victims and conviction of criminals.

Bilal Siddique Kamyana was presiding over a meeting of the entire SPs of the Investigation wing here. DIG Investigation Suhail Sukhaira, SSP CIA Capt (R) Liaqat Ali Malik, SSP Investigation Anoosh Masood Chaudhry, the entire SSP of the Investigation wing, and other related officers attended the meeting. Bilal Siddique Kamyana reviewed the overall performance of all the Investigation Police regarding pendency in under-investigation cases, Road Certificates, and arrests of the proclaimed offenders in old cases.

He expressed his displeasure over the failure of investigation wing officers to complete the investigation in time, improve the challenging rate and meet the targets of arresting the proclaimed offenders in most of the heinous crime incidents in the city. The CCPO said, supervisory officers were responsible for both operations and investigation wings, so they should also take a serious interest in investigation matters as well besides operational matters.

Bilal Siddique Kamyana said the prosecution department had assured full cooperation to Lahore police in the clearance of the challans so investigation officers should improve their coordination with Prosecution officers. He said that in order to provide justice to the victims and bring the culprits to justice, a timely, transparent, and quality investigation should be carried out and regular liaison should be maintained with the plaintiffs to ensure the arrest of POs.

Bilal Siddique Kamyana said the supervisory officers should ensure a hundred percent implementation of the policy to lodge immediate FIRs in crime against property cases and speedy investigations in the police stations. He directed that SSP and SDPOs hold open courts for direct hearings of citizens’ grievances. The CCPO said that the pendency in response to the helpline 15 calls and applications at the Front Desk of Police stations should be abolished. The CCPO directed that the administrative and managerial issues of the investigation wing should be improved and the nominated cases older than one month should not remain under investigation and should be cleared.

He said police officers being crime fighters should bring to book the big drug dealers, thugs, gamblers, shooters, and notorious criminals as nabbing the proclaimed offenders, thieves and robbers would definitely decrease the crime rate. The CCPO said the investigation wing should give results as it had been strengthened by providing additional force and capacity building. Bilal Siddique Kamyana urged the police officers not to compromise on anything during the investigation process or bear any undue pressure from any side.

He said criminals could get a chance to save themselves from conviction due to poor quality of investigation or lack of interest in completion of Challan. “We have been providing maximum resources to the Investigation Wing and equipping it with the latest technology as better quality of investigation helps curb crimes,” Bilal Siddique Kamyana concluded. Following the police-friendly vision of Inspector General of Police  Punjab (IGP) Dr. Usman Anwar and directions of CCPO Lahore Additional IG Bilal Siddique Kamyana, SSP Administration Atif Nazir, on Friday distributed Rs 2.4 million worth of funds under the welfare package among twelve personnel of Lahore district police who got disabled during duty.

The cheques were distributed under a welfare package among the Lahore police personnel, disabled, and paralyzed permanently under the incapacitation category at the Capital City Police Headquarters during a ceremony. SSP Admin Atif Nazir said steps were taken to solve the financial difficulties and problems of policemen being disabled permanently while performing duties. Welfare cases of the martyrs, Ghazis, and serving and retired employees had been finalized as per directions of IG Punjab, SSP Admin added.

Atif Nazir reiterated, “The police personnel who got disabled permanently in the mission of protecting people’s life and property and eradicating anti-social elements are our pride.” He said under the welfare package of IG Punjab, artificial limbs, electric wheelchairs, tricycles, and beds were being provided to the Ghazis. Welfare Eye branch of Capital City Police Headquarters had already been directed that the final salary, pension, dowry fund, medical aid, funeral dues, educational scholarships of the martyrs, Ghazis, and serving and retired employees of the Punjab police should be paid at the earliest and there should be no pending case of any category of welfare, Atif Nazir added.

The SSP Admin distributed relief cheques to the tune of Rs 2.4 million among 12 Ghazis including two sub-inspectors, one ASI, three head constables, and six constables who were disabled in terrorist incidents, protecting the life and properties of citizens, fighting the criminals and accidents during duty. Sub inspectors Ashiq Hussain and Karamat Ali, ASI Syed Jamal Qalander, head constables Tariq Ali, Imran Bashir and Tariq Mehmood, constables Muhammad Shehbaz, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Ejaz Ashraf, Tahir Mehmood, Ali Zaib and constable Tariq Mehmood were the twelve beneficiaries of the welfare package who received cheques worth 2.4 million under permanently incapacitation category.