LAHORE - Inspector General of Police Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar has said the police can investigate accused, criminals, dacoits and robbers without torture. Police committees will be constituted to prevent police torture and a punitive action will be taken against the police officers/officials, involved in any kind of crime, he said. The IGP was addressing a press conference at Capital City Police Office (CPO) on Friday shortly after attending a special meeting with Chief Minister Punjab Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif at CMs Secretariat regarding police torture. Tariq Saleem Dogar said that CM has stressed that the acts of barbarity and inhuman torture by police were the result of absence of a proper system of accountability in the Police Department, lack of supervision by senior officers and weaknesses at police station level. The IGP said every police officer/official would be taken across the board and not a minor act of the accused officer would be tolerated. Praising the performance of media, he said the media was playing a pivotal role in creating awareness about criminal acts among general public. I come to know many incidents through media, he added. Police Inquiry Committees are being constituted on district and division level, which would inspect the police violence against accused, he said and added such officials would be deployed who would play their role to harmonize relations between the public and the police. The IGP said it was a miserable situation that some officials of police department were involved in heinous acts in the past but, he urged, that the whole the police department should not be blamed for this. The police force is condemning the recent violence incidents against accused by the police, he further commented. To a query, he said that he personally was supervising the team, conducting inquiry of a six-year-old minor kidnapped from Jehlum by unknown person. Tariq Saleem Dogar said that the typical mindset of police was reflected in incidents at Hafizabad, Chiniot, Johar Town and at other areas, but it would be changed by reforming the police department. 2 crushed to death At least two people including a youth were crushed to death in two different road accidents in the provincial metropolis on Friday. As per details, a 22-year-old Gulraiz Khan, resident of Kot Abdul Malik, had been working in Urdu Bazaar since long. On the day of incident, he was on his way to home on his bike when an uncontrolled truck crushed him at Lohari Circular Road. Khan sustained severe injuries and died on the spot. The driver of the truck, however, managed to flee from the crime scene. Edhi ambulance shifted the body to the city morgue for autopsy. In another incident, a 13-year-old boy Sajid was crossing a road in Manga Mandi police area when a speedy truck crushed him. The injured was rushed to a hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead. Later, the police handed over the body to the deceaseds heirs.