RAWALPINDI - City Police Officer (CPO) Azhar Hameed Khokher has ordered Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Saddar Circle and Station House Officer (SHO) Police Station Saddar Bairooni to file cases if they receive a complaint of cognisable offence without wastage of time or else be ready to face the music.
He said that police patrolling should also enhanced on Adyala Road and in its suburbs to control increasing crime rate, besides asking police officials to find out a suitable place for setting up a new police post in the vicinity.
The CPO issued these instructions at an open court at Police Chowky Adyala here on Saturday.
During the open court, the public tabled a pile of complaints against DSP Saddar Circle Malik Ijaz and SHO of area concerned Suhail Zafar of injustice, negligence, failure in overwhelming anti-social elements and mitigating public maladies.
A citizen Raja Bashir, also a journalist, lodged a complaint that robbers looted his house while SHO was not registering a case against the intruders despite tendering an application.
However, the case was only registered on intervention of senior police officers, he mentioned.
Taking notice, Azhar snubbed DSP Ijaz and SHO Suhail saying, “Pen down the case of cognisable offence immediately otherwise strict action will be taken against you both police officers.”
On the application of Khateeb Jamia Mosque Gulshan-e-Abad Sher Muhammad Mughal, the CPO asked police officers concerned to prepare a list of the mosques where numbers of devotees were high and submit it with Special Branch so that extra police contingent could be deputed during Ramadan-ul-Mubarik to avoid any untoward incident.
Taking notice of public apprehensions on increasing crime rate at Adyala Road, Khokhar said police patrolling should be enhanced in the areas.
He also asked the police officers to find out a place for establishing a new police post to curb the criminals on Adyala Road.