Islamabad: Crime on rise in capital
ISLAMABAD: Incidents of violence, dacoity, robbery, kidnapping, ransom and other crimes are on the rise in the federal capital due to shortage of security personnel.
Police sources told Daily Times on Saturday that only 1,500 police personnel were assigned duty to ensure security of over one million population of the federal capital, while 3500 police officials were performing duties under Diplomatic Protection Department (DPD)to provide security and protection to the VVIPs and foreign diplomatic missions showing biased attitude of the authorities towards their liabilities.
They said during last year 101 murder cases and 356 cases of car lifting were registered in different police stations of the town. The small number of police officials for over one million population was not only providing security but also conducting investigation into various cases. Still around 2000 cases of different nature were pending with the capital police, they added.
“One of the main reasons of rising crime rate in the capital is that huge number of ceases are pending, which is encouraging criminals and putting bad impression specifically on the young generation and generally on the society,” the sources said.
Moreover, police officials were deployed at processions and public rallies in the city, which resulted in low security arrangements in other parts of the city. To overcome police shortage, the authorities usually called in Punjab police, they said, adding maximum number of Punjab police was invited for the security purposes during lawyers’ movement and public demonstration in the recent past.
The sources said the capital police had also sent a summary to the Interior Ministry for the induction of more people in its Anti Riots Units (ARU) in order to avoid seeking help from the Punjab police during important occasions. When contacted, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Syed Kalam Imam confirmed that a summary had been sent to the Interior Ministry to increase the police strength in the federal capital.
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