IG Punjab Captain (R) Arif Nawaz khan directed RPO Rawalpindi to make example of the officials involved in a stated rape of student
IGP also directed CPO Rawalpindi to supervise the investigation himself and to keep contact with the victim and her family.
Inspector General of Police Punjab Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan said that protection of the lives and properties of citizen especially of women and children is my first priority he further said that officials violating the sanctity of uniform have no place in the Police department, and a stern departmental and legal action will be taken against such corrupt officials without any leniency. He directed CPO Rawalpindi to personally monitor the investigation of the matter of stated rape of a girl by police official followed by an exemplary departmental and legal action against them including dismissal from service. He expressed these views while giving directions to the RPO Rawalpindi Captain (R) Ehsan Tufail and CPO Rawalpindi Captain (R) Rana Faisal regarding the matter of stated rape of a girl by police officials yesterday in Rawalpindi. It is worth mentioning here that upon receiving the complaint local police arrested the officials after registering FIR and now legal procedure is being followed for their further investigation.
IG Punjab further directed CPO Rawalpindi to stay in contact with the family of victim ensuring that they do not face any difficulty. IGP further said that protection of life & property and honour of public is the basic responsibility of police so unfortunate incident is unbearable and no leniency and delay will be shown in a departmental and legal action against responsible officials. He further directed CPO to ensure provision of any assistance required by the victim in her case on priority basis. IG Punjab also directed CPO Rawalpindi Captain (R), Rana Faisal, to complete the investigation in his own supervision and submit a report in Central Police Office at the earliest.
(Handout No. 183)
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