Sexual abuse, torture cases be entrusted to reputed officers: IGP

Oct 09, 2019

LAHORE: Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Arif Nawaz says the cases of sexual abuse, torture of children and women should be assigned to experienced and reputed police officers.

Speaking at a meeting on change in thana culture, internal accountability and issues of welfare at the Central Police Office (CPO) on Tuesday, he stressed that internal teams should visit police stations of all districts for monitoring and officials found guilty of abusing powers, gross negligence and corrupt practices would face accountability.

He said there should be no delay in taking legal and departmental actions on the reports for betterment of the department.

The IGP said the district police officers (DPOs) should send weekly progress reports on women and children sexual abuse and torture cases to the CPO.

He directed that experienced and reputed police officers be assigned investigation of the cases of sexual abuse and torture of children and women.

He said the use of forensic science, geo-fencing and modern investigation modules should be used in the cases of abuse of women and children. He said the department had no room for the irresponsible and inefficient officials.

He said the promotion board meetings should be held regularly and merit and seniority should be ensured.

He said senior officers should complete the ACRs of their subordinates without any delay and those failing to write the ACRs of their subordinates would have to face the music.

(Daily Dawn)