Police plan crime documentation for public safety

Oct 26, 2020

LAHORE:Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Inam Ghani said on Sunday that documentation of crime had been ensured to overcome criminal activities in the city.

In a statement issued on Sunday, he added that crime rate had not increased in the past months but the registration of cases had gone up due to easing of the process. “It would be helpful in monitoring and controlling crime in Punjab.”

He ordered police concerned to hold open courts in all districts in the province on the first working day of every month. “The arrangement had been made so that people could come to these open courts where officers would listen to their complaints and address them on the spot.”

He further said that people would be informed in the districts concerned beforehand about holding of these open courts so that they could benefit from them.

He also ordered all district police officers (DPOs) to monitor patrolling in their respective areas and ensure additional deployment of police where crime rate was higher. "I have also ordered the DPOs to conduct search operations in sensitive areas and places of worship."