LAHORE  - CCPO Ch Shafiq Ahmed has directed all divisional SPs to identify crime pockets in their respective divisions and immediately double the patrolling in these pockets as to control the rising incidents of crime in Lahore. 

He issued these instructions presiding over a joint meeting of operation and investigation wings at Police Lines Qilla Gujjar Singh on Friday.

The CCPO directed the SPs to personally patrol these areas as well as regularly check patrolling by Muhafiz and tiger squads. To check the incidents of target killing, he said that, divisional SPs should identify such persons who can become the target and take steps for increasing their security.

Ch Shafiq warned all the SPs that in case of complaint regarding drugs selling or gambling den, besides SHO of police station, SP and SDPO will also be held responsible. He further directed that fool proof security plan should be evolved for the security of various processions during the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.

“Protection of life and property of the people is foremost responsibility of the police,” he added. He warned that any negligence shown by any officer or official will not be tolerated.