LAHORE - Guwalmandi police detained an alleged professional criminal for a period of one month under 16 MPO instead of registering an FIR against him, as he has always been successful in getting bail whenever he was booked by the police. The police took this decision on the reports that the alleged criminal Safdar Jangi had never spent more than a week in the jail and always succeeded in getting bail. He was found involved in many cases registered against him in various police stations especially in the Guwalmandi PS for criminal activities. A police official said the said alleged criminal was giving a tough time to the local police for the last several years due to his involvement in the criminal activities. He had also been booked under section 7ATA of the Anti-Terrorism Act in a case besides 19 other cases. Shafqat Jangi was creating law and order situation in the Guwalmandi area by scuffling with the locals and threatening them of dire consequences. He had injured many of them on petty issues. "He had become a symbol of terror not only for the local police but also for the residents of the area", said the SHO Guwalmandi police Sheikh Nofal Zahoor. He said the accused was among those criminals who never gave importance to the law which was evident from fact that he had been nominated in at least 19 FIRs registered against him under various sections especially under section 324. "On the reports of his repeated involvement in the criminal activities, the city division police collected all particulars of Shafqat Jangi including the number of FIRs registered against him in various police station", the SHO said, adding that on the request of the police an emergency meeting was also called headed by Superintendent Police (SP) Operations Rana Ahmad Hassan. In the meeting the police officials convinced the SP to detain the said accused instead of registering any case against him because the exercise of involving him in the cases had brought no fruitful results so far. Nofal Zahoor said the SP city division later informed the higher police authorities and after getting permission from them the case was sent to the district coordination officer (DCO) who issued the accused Jangi's detention orders for a period of one month. It is learnt that the period could be enhanced for another one month on finding the accused's involvement in the criminal activities and this would be continued in the future till the accused assures the police about his 'respectable life'.