RAWALPINDI - While taking serious notice of soaring crime rate in Rawalpindi district, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Captain (retd) Muhammad Zubair Tuesday stressed the police officers to make all-out efforts to bring crime rate down in the district. He also ordered police officers to constitute extra police teams to maintain law and order while the security of all the shrines should also be beefed up to avert any crunch moment. He asked the police officers to utilise all abilities to net the court absconders or proclaimed offenders and to prevent heinous crimes such as murder, dacoity, purse, mobile snatching and car lifting. RPO Muhammad Zubair issued these instructions during a meeting held at Salman Ayaz Shaheed Committee Room Police Lines No 1. The meeting was attended by City Police Officer (CPO) Azhar Hameed Khokher, SSP (Operations) Yasin Farooq, SSP/RIB Ahsan Tufail, SP Headquarters Israr Ahmed, SP CIA Syed Wassi Haider, SP Saddar Waheed-ur-Rehman Khattak, SP Potohar Town Haroon Joya, SP Rawal Town Malik Matloob and all the DSPs/SDPOs of Rawalpindi district. While addressing the meeting, RPO Zubair said that the traditional Thana culture must be changed and police officers should entertain the people with patience and good attitude. He asked the police officers to form police teams comprising senior officers to stop the heinous crimes and to check the weekly performance of all the police stations. He directed police officers to nab the accused involved in kidnap for ransom while acting upon the new and scientific ways. The police patrolling should be enhanced, said RPO adding that the number of police nakkas should also be raised to keep a vigil on suspected elements. He instructed that no person should be detain illegally in any police station or else strict action would be taken against the SHOs and DSPs found involved in such exercise. In the meeting, the crime rate in every circle was also checked. Taking serious notice of presence of gambling dens and drug selling centers in City circle, RPO directed DSP/SDPO Sabir Ali Nadeem to dealt with drug peddlers and gamblers with iron hands or be ready to face departmental action in case of failure in this regard. DSP/SDPO Cannt circle was also asked to improve his performance whereas DSP/SDPO Taxila circle was ordered by RPO to apprehend all the court absconder and proclaimed offenders.