LAHORE: The monitoring at inter-provincial and inter-districts checkposts should be made more stringent. The proper functioning of CCTV cameras at remote search points should be ensured.
Inspector General Punjab Police Captain (r) Arif Nawaz Khan stated this while addressing a meeting on Thursday.
“For the inspection of inter-provincial and inter-district check posts, special vigilance teams should be constituted, who will visit and provide report of uninterrupted provision of Internet and working of CCTV cameras. If any camera is found non-functional, then the in-charge checkpost and the respective DPO will be held responsible for this negligence,” he said.
He added that CPOs should furnish a report of monitoring of search points to the additional IGP on daily basis.
Addl IGP Amjad Javed Saleemi told the meeting that strict supervision over inter-provincial and inter-district checkposts continued. “So far, 18 proclaimed offenders have been arrested during monitoring by modern scientific methods in the month of January. Action under motor vehicle ordinance has been taken against owners of 465 vehicles and motorcycles,” he said.
He added that 21 stolen cars and motor bikes were recovered. “One rifle, nine handguns and a huge amount of drugs were also seized from suspects. Legal proceedings have been started against the arrested suspects,” he said.
The IGP said that modern technology software should be used for monitoring of checkposts. “DPOs and RPOs themselves should visit these inter-provincial check posts on a weekly and fortnightly basis. Documents of vehicles and individuals should be keenly scrutinized. Action should be taken without discrimination against those who don’t fulfill requirements of checking. The personnel deployed at these check posts should be briefed on daily basis so that they may fulfill their duties diligently,” he said.