ISLAMABAD - The street crimes in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) has shown a decreasing trend following steps by Capital police, which have brought down registration of cases to only 54 during last year.
He said patrolling system within ICT have been revamped and 15 Falcons and 16 pairs of Eagle Motorcycle alongwith 6 Commandos vehicles have been deployed which is working in three shifts for surveillance and to control street crimes.
Besides this, the official said the SHOs of all the Police Stations within ICT have been strictly directed to utilise their mobiles as well as staff from Rescue-15 to curb this menace.
Moreover, as part of combating measures, he said within ICT, 45 Halting Points have been established from 1600 Hrs to 2200 Hrs with breakup of nine in City Zone, 20 in Sadar Zone and 16 in Industrial Area Zone.
At these stop to check points, he said, 51 vehicles have been deployed, whereas, from 1359 Hrs to 0600 Hrs, the number of such points have been increased and rose to 126 numbers.
The official said at these points,63 vehicles have been deployed to keep an eye over suspicious persons or vehicles to curb the crime. The other step was establishment of nakas as 62 nakabandi points i.e. 25 in City Zone, 17 in Saddar
Zone, 14 in Industrial Area Zone and 6 in Rural Zone have been established on various key points of ICT which are functioning round the clock.
He said proper pickets “nakabandi” of all exit and entry points of Islamabad are also being held randomly along with other places at different venues and times.
He said Capital police have also re-introduced Beat system as Federal Capital has been divided in 44 beats and experienced officers have been deputed in each beat to watch the activities of suspects. There is one Falcon (Vehicle) patrolling in each beat, the official added.
He said to redress grievances of public and to involve the local police in community policing, 46 Community Police Centre (CPC) have been established within ICT.
An officer of the rank of Sub-Inspector has been deployed at each CP Centre to receive the complaints by general public and initiate an immediate action upon the same to save the general public from inconvenience. Moreover, a number of surveys have been carried out within ICT to ascertain the population
residing in Kachi Abadies to further improve the law and order situation in the federal capital.
With regard to display of arms, he said Arms Ordinance, 1965 is fully operative and violators are being dealt as per law irrespective of their status. Furthermore, the official said the criminals involved in trafficking of illicit arms and ammunition, general hold ups at outgoing and incoming roads are being conducted. The other step which the police have taken was surveillance of previous convicts as they are also being checked frequently through physical checking as well as through informers. The attention of public is also invited to cooperate with police by disclosing the names of suspicious persons to police.
In this regard, leaflets and pamphlets are distributed for educating the inhabitants of the capital city. Besides, a contingency Plan has been chalked out and the ICT Police officers are being specially trained to Counter Terrorism. Exchange of secret information and intelligence is being ensured to prevent and combat the crime and criminals.