LAHORE Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar is retiring on Dec 31, but he is leaving behind 1,550 yet to be resolved complaints filed against the department. A total of 10,311 complaints, registered at the Central Police Office (CPO) during Dogars tenure, range from corruption to highhandedness and illegal detention to gang rape; however, the police claim that 8,769 of them have been solved so far. Furthermore, the IGP received 1,423 applications at 20 open courts held in various districts of the province but 204 of these cases have not been addressed as yet. A top police official, who requested not to be named, said around 1,200 of these applications were against the police officials. According to another, an elderly woman, who was allegedly gang raped for several days in DG Khan Region, fell unconscious before the IGP at the CPO some months back while revealing the excesses she had to face. Later, she appeared again after receiving medical treatment. Even Dogar, he further said, realised the highhandedness of cops but the culprits always managed to protect their skins after threatening the victim families, as they thought they could never contact the IGP again. According to the official documents, the first open court was held in Sargodha on April 6 where 30 applicants approached followed by Faisalabad on April 7 with 87 applications. The remaining are: DG Khan on April 8, 46 victims; RY Khan April 14, 199 applications; Sahiwal, Pakpattan and Bahawalnagar April 9 with 65, 47 and 71 applications; Chiniot, 70, and Toba Tek Singh, 44, April 28; Khanewal, 96, and Vehari, 67, May 25; Multan, 56, June 22; Layyah June 23, 106 applications; Muzaffargarh, 57, June 23; Faisalabad on September 30 with 189 applicants; Sheikhupura, October 1, 69; Jhelum, October 7, 19; and CPO Lahore, November 11, 105 complaints. According to statistics, the unresolved matters pertain to three in Vehari, one of Multan, 12 of Layyah, seven of Muzaffargarh, 69 of Faisalabad, 16 of Sheikhupura, four of Jhelum and 89 cases of the last open court. A senior police officer said as a tradition, the unsettled cases would be binned just seconds after the new IGP would assume the office. The cell phone of the Punjab Police spokesman Akram Naeem Bharoka was found switched off when this scribe tried to contact him in order to seek his version on the issue. 40 cops punished SP Mujahid Squad, Muntazir Mehdi has awarded punishments of various natures to 40 officials over lethargy in duties and irresponsible patrolling. According to a handout issued on Monday, SP Mujahid Squad has dismissed 6 officials from service over corruption and long absence. The dismissed officials are Tariq, Abid, Imran, Mudassir, Farooq and Ateeq. The SP has also awarded punishment of forfeiture of service and annual increments to 34 officials deputed at entry/exit points of the City. Moreover, explanation was also called from 43 other officials over poor patrolling and absence from duties. Muntazir also directed DSPs and sector incharges to ensure supervision on pickets. He further directed them that officials should perform their duties according to the security plan of Moharram.