ISLAMABAD The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Federal Interior Ministry, provincial home departments and Chief Commissioner Islamabad to revive the District Public Safety Commission (DPSC) at the district level throughout the country within a month and make it effective in their respective regions. A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Justice Ghulam Rabbani conducted the hearing of a suo moto notice taken against polices torture in Chiniot. In compliance with the court orders, all the provinces and the Capital police submitted their reports on polices torture in their respective regions. The Chief Justice observed that a police constable acted like an officer and the females and children were put in the jail for arresting a culprit. He said, It is not a job of the court to end 'thana culture but the police officers have to take steps in this regard by themselves. Inspector General Police, Sindh, informed the court that human rights cells had been established in all the police stations in the province and action was also taken against the police officials involved in the torture. He said that though the offices of District Public Safety Commissions (DPSC) were established by the last government, however, practically, these offices remained non-functional in the province. Chief Justice then ordered the police chiefs of all the four provinces to check illegalities occurring in police departments and stop torturing prisoners. The court warned that such incidents of torture should not be occurred in future. It is relevant to mention here that report of torture presented by some officials of the Punjab Police in Chiniot shocked the public and raised serious concerns about human rights violations by police in a democratic country and in the presence of an independent judiciary. The electronic media screened the images of the public humiliation one by one. First, the debilitated victims were stripped and then ruthlessly tortured in front of a large number of people. The media reports were, especially, shocking and led to public outcry throughout the country. Taking suo moto notice into the incident of torture, the Supreme Court had ordered the home secretaries, inspectors general of police and advocates general of the four provinces to come up with comprehensive reports on the police torture in their respective provinces.