Karachi: Police won Rs10.6m by arresting 29 dacoits in 2011
KARACHI: The Sindh police won Rs10.6 million as head money by arresting 29 notified dacoits in the year 2011, according to a crime statistics report.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Mushtaq Ahmed Shah on Sunday reviewed the report and measures adopted by the police during the past year. In 2011, 88 policemen died during encounters with criminals.
The report revealed that 488 police encounters were reported in Karachi in the same period. The Karachi Police busted 764 criminal gangs and arrested 9,613 criminals, killing 76 of them during encounters. The Karachi Police also arrested 8,100 absconders and 525 proclaimed offenders.
The report claimed that 132 kilograms of explosives, 396 grenades and four rocket launchers were recovered by the Karachi Police apart from recovery of 6,563 pistols, revolvers and mouzers, 208 shotguns and repeaters, 151 rifles, 116 Kalashnikovs, two LMGs and one G-3 rifle.
The police chief asked senior police officials to revisit the security and crime management strategy based on pro-active policing keeping in view the past experiences and the existing law and order situation.
He stressed upon special campaigns for the arrest of proclaimed offenders, recovery of narcotics, detection of crimes, violations of traffic laws etc. Shah also emphasised upon promoting the concept of community policing at police station level and to involve members of the civil society through confidence-building steps.
The IGP also called for a separate report regarding the progress on the e-policing project being executed in coordination with the Information Technology Department of the Sindh government.