LAHORE – The police have been directed to revise the “Black Book” and to update the lists of the Top-10 and Top-20 criminals involved in the heinous crimes in all the districts of the province to ensure proper monitoring of crimes and criminals.

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Khan Baig stated this while addressing the meeting of Crimes Monitoring Team at the Central Police Office (CPO) today.

DIG (Operations) Punjab Sohail Ahmed Khan, AIG (Operations) Sahibzada Shahzad Sultan, SSP Investigation Punjab Zahid Sherazi and DPR Punjab Police Nabeela Ghazanfar and PSO to IGP Muhammad Ali Nakokar were present in the meeting.

On this occasion, the IGP further directed that in case of any major crime happening in any district or division, the concerned RPOs and DPOs, would not only brief the provincial police chief in detail about the incident but they would also be bound to inform the IGP about the police action taken in this regard.

The meeting decided that all the DPO would ensure proper inspection of the banks located in their respective district and they would also remain in touch with the management of the banks to implement the security strategy evolved by the police department. He said that in case of any bank robbery, explanation would be sought directly from the concerned DPO.

Taking notice on the media reports regarding the deaths in police custody, the IGP directed the police to brief him about such incidents in detail.

Shootout: Three hardened criminals were killed during armed encounter with the district police Jhang in the Satellite Town in the jurisdiction of Sadar police station Jhang on early Monday. According to a police spokesperson, the policemen started chasing the criminals as they tried to flee after snatching a car at gunpoint. The criminals opened fire on the police, which triggered an armed encounter as the police also retaliated and killed three criminals including Ramazani Baloch, Amanullah Sialvi and Zafar. The criminals killed in police action were wanted to the police in more than 70 cases of heinous crimes. Ramazani Baloch was carrying one million bounty on his head. The same criminals were involved in the police encounter, which took place in the Balochi police station in the limits of Faisalabad police. DPO Jhang Akhtar Hayat Laleka said that the police also recovered three automatic guns from their possession.

Arrested: The Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) police on Monday claimed to have arrested five dacoits in Okara district. The PHP of Qila Sond Singh received information about the road robbery, reached the spot and arrested five dacoits. The police also recovered three pistols from their possession. The PHP Sahiwal during routine patrolling stopped a suspected vehicle (LHA/9090) and during search recovered 380 liter liquor. The police also arrested the driver later identified as Imran Masih.