DPO pledges fight against crime

VEHARI - Reiterating his resolve to continue with struggle to curb crimes, District Police Officer Ali Nasir Rizvi has said the district police have so far apprehended 33 gangs with 121 gangsters and also recovered Rs 34 million with 13 vehicles and a huge cache of arms and ammunition. In an exclusive interview with TheNation, he said that the police also recovered 45 cattle, 96 motorbikes, two wagons, three rickshaws, and 68 cellphones from the arrested gangsters. Police have launched 745 cases of illegal weapons against criminals and recovered two machineguns, 42 riffles, 71 guns, 346 pistols, 31 revolvers, 224 carbines, 11 knives while 1,040 cases had been registered in seven months in connection with narcotics and recovered 1.095-kg opium, 111.5-kg hemp, 1, 5963 liquor bottles and other contrabands He said 2,106 proclaimed offenders were apprehended while the police arrested 682 court fugitives and also traced out 16 blind murder cases, said the DPO. Though, the DPO said, that Vehari was a calm district as compare to the other ones, he would leave no stone unturned to provide protection to the residents. We have reorganized Muhafaz, Tiger and Night Hawk forces for urban and remote areas with available resources. The 15 Emergency Service is being centralised so that people can get maximum help from police without any delay, he averred, adding that a strategy was devised to install surveillance cameras and walkthrough gates on bus stands and dense places of city to avoid any untoward incident. We have less force than our challenges for 3 million individuals, but we have only 1,408 policemen, Im satisfied with the performance of my team but I always warned my team of taking extraordinary steps to help the people otherwise they would face the music. He expressed his commitment to turn police force into police service. He promised that he would help people provide justice at their doorsteps with no delay because justice delayed was justice denied. He lauded the efforts of all religious personalities, trader unions, journalist community, lawyers, civil and social society to make the district more peaceful and prosperous.

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