The IGP informed about the development while addressing a ceremony held to distribute head-money among the policemen at the Central Police Office (CPO) Lahore on Wednesday. Additional-IG (Investigations) Punjab Naseem-ul-Zaman Siddiqui, DIG (Investigations) Mahar Khudadad Lak, and SP (Investigations) Dr Abid were also present on this occasion. Police sources also revealed that on the orders of the IGP Punjab, special police teams are being constituted in every district of the province to nab the Top-10 most wanted criminals.
Khan Baig further said that a proposal is under serious consideration in order to grant head-money cash among the police officers and officials in the Police Darbars at the Regional level in the future. The purpose of this initiative is to acknowledge the bravery and courageousness of the police officers and officials in the regions. The police officers and officials who put their lives at risk in arresting the desperate criminals to save the lives and property of the citizens, should be acknowledged, the IGP added.
During the ceremony at the CPO on Wednesday, the IGP distributed cash awards worth Rs 8.4 millions among the 129 police officers and officials including one informer, who managed to arrest 17 hardened criminals during the operation. At least eight police officers were also given commendatory certificates for their outstanding work during the ceremony. The arrested Proclaimed Offenders belonged to Lahore, Jehlum, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabada, Sialkot, DG Khan, Muzaffar Garh, Bahawalnagar and Sahiwal districts.
The IGP awarded Rs 100,000 cash prize to SP City Gujranwala Capt (reted) Liaqat, who arrested Proclaimed Offender Riasat Ali during his posting in Lahore as SP CIA.
Lahore SP (Operations) Multan Khan was also awarded Rs 90,000 cash prize for arresting one criminal, Muhammad Arshad, who was declared as Proclaimed Offender in the Sheikhupura district.