LAHORE - Lahore SSP (Investigation) Rana Ayyaz Saleem has said that a comprehensive policy has been evolved to uplift the working of the police investigators in the provincial metropolis.

“We are going to focus on heinous crimes incidents in order to track down the hardened criminals rather than the case of public disputes related to financial matters. We have to solve high-profile cases and blind murders on priority,” the top police investigator said while addressing a news conference at the Qila Gujjar Singh headquarters on Saturday.

SP (Crime Records Office) Umer Cheema and SP (Investigation) Model Town Dr Rizwan were also present on the occasion.

The newly-appointed SSP also spelled out his priorities saying that he would leave no stone unturned to introduce much-needed reforms in investigation police. He said that resolution of problems of common man was the top priority of his policy. He said that the priority of Investigation Wing was to focus on robbery, kidnapping for ransom and other heinous crimes. He said that only those officials would be part of his team who would show results whereas there was no place for inefficient, incapable and dishonest people in the wing.

Ayyaz said that high profile cases would be investigated on modern lines and forensic lab and scientific techniques would be utilised for this purpose. He warned the investigators that using delaying tactics would not be tolerated at any cost in the investigation wing.

He also said that his doors were always open for common citizens and every effort would be made for resolving their problems.

He also revealed that the Ichhra investigation police had arrested three accused of Nadi Dacoit Gang involved in several cases of dacoities and killings. The police have also recovered million of rupees in cash, mobile phones, jewellery, laptops, motorcycles and illegal weapons from their possession.

Giving details about Nadi Dacoit Gang, SP Dr Rizwan said that crooks had a long record of serious crimes. They had shot at and injured a citizen Rafiq at Pakistani Chowk Ichhra on putting of resistance during a road robbery, the SP added. Police have recovered Rs500,000, mobile phones, gold ornaments, laptops, Honda motorcycle and illegal weapons from these criminals.

Replying to a question regarding murder of a boy who was found hanging after being abused in Green Town, Rana Ayyaz said that investigations were underway and details would be shared after the report of forensic laboratory.

He further said that the investigation and operation wings of the Lahore police would take joint action against dacoits, robbers, and other criminal elements. He also hoped that the police crackdown against the criminals would help reduce crime rate in Lahore.