In a first, Punjab government threatens district DPOs of FIR against them

In a first, Punjab government threatens district DPOs of FIR against them
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LAHORE - In a first, Punjab government threatens district DPOs of FIR against them over incidents of torture in Police custody.

Punjab Chief Minister spokesperson Shahbaz Gill shared some of the immediate steps the provincial government is taking to deal with the situation of the torture in Police custody.

He said if an incident of torture occurs following the submission of the affidavit of NO torture cell in their jurisdiction, a first information report (FIR) will be registered against the DPOs and DSPs instead of police officers and sub-inspectors as is generally done.

Earlier, Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) retired Capt Arif Nawaz Khan had also stated that FIRs would be registered against the DPO, DSP and station house officer (SHO) concerned in the case of torture or death in custody while the SHO involved in such incidents would be blacklisted for posting at any police station.

Gill further said that Chief Minister Buzdar had expressed a desire to form an independent board, the final form of which would soon be developed and enforced in the police.

In the case of an incident taking place, media persons, school teachers and people from different walks of life would be included in the board, he revealed.

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