LAHORE - City police operations chief DIG Ghulam Mahmood Dogar believes more than 60 percent issues can be resolved by equipping police with modern gadgets and other equipment. Tout mafia and 'professionals, who are in the habit of lodging fake FIRs against their rivals and neighbours are further damaging police image in the eyes of public. Mr Dogar expressed these views during a brief chat with TheNation on Friday. He says the City police have only one set of modern equipment for tracing location and details of SIM cards of criminals and gangsters. This is quite insufficient. I command 78 police stations, several police chowkies and other wings but resources are depleting day by day, he added. The DIG said the inquiries of various cases should be conducted under the direct supervision of the Citys police top cops instead of hiring the services of those officers, who are appointed other than Lahore. The standard of investigation is to be improved and several options are under consideration in this regard. SHOs have been directed to maintain close liaison with public representatives besides resolving their genuine issues with politeness, he added. Mr Dogar said although the City police are facing some logistic issues, insufficient resources, and modern gadgets yet their performance was satisfactory. Yes, increasing crime rate is a serious problem but we are focusing on detection and prevention, which is improving day by day, he maintained. To a query regarding policemens abusing attitude, the DIG said the SHOs get frustrated after listening to perpetual lies and cheating from the victims after robbery or dacoity. Believe me, even victim knows that only one or two robbers have committed the crime but the complainant stresses the SHO to nominate five to seven persons, and this act always complicate the case on initial stage, he held. The City police operations chief says attitude matters, both for the public and police. In-charge police chowkie or cops deputed on the main gat of my office check my official vehicle before it enters on premises but I have never minded. This is what I want to convey to general public, he said, adding around four to five percent complaints are proved genuine against police cops otherwise this is the product of tout mafia. To a query, the DIG said patrolling in the Citys arteries has been increased these days. Around 550 vehicles and motorbikes and officers attached to various retired senior cops, government officials, VVIP duties have been taken back and the entire machinery has been deputed for patrolling in sensitive areas during peak time, he added. We have arrested 102 proclaimed offenders (POs) in a single day, which is record in the history of Lahore, he added. When asked that the SHOs, SPs and other cops even did bother to attend phone calls of victims, he said: Sometime I also cannot entertain the cops so this is not a standard but I think we are moving towards betterment.