MULTAN - Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Haji Habibur Rehman disclosed on Thursday that a strict law was being enacted to crush terrorism and get the terrorists punished from the courts.

He revealed this while addressing a news conference here at RPO office. The IG suspended a DSP and two inspectors on complaints of bribery. He declared on the occasion that no officer would be transferred on just complaint, rather inquiry would be launched against him under department’s rules. “If the official proves guilty, he’ll be suspended.

And those who still do not mend their ways will be booked,” he added.

He told the journalists that the Research and Development Wing of police had evolved a new strategy on modern lines to control street crimes in the province. He hoped that the new strategy would help police bring the ratio of street crimes very low soon.

He said that dispensation of justice and elimination of corruption from police department stood at the top of his priority. “I’ll not make any compromise on this issue. We’ll not only throw corrupt elements out of police but also punish them,” he warned. He said that he would not just talk but show the results. He said that the police officers across the province were issued direction not to accept any political pressure and provide justice to the public.

He acknowledged that the police stations had become horrifying places for the citizens because of a huge gap between masses and police. “The distance between police and people has expanded seriously. We need to cut it short so that citizens consider police guard of their lives and properties,” he noted.