- Murad approves plan to E-tag 7500 repeat criminals
- Prosecution through private lawyers in high profile cases
- Drug addicts rehab center being set up at Maymar
KARACHI, March 2,2022- Sindh Chief Minister was told at a meeting about law and order that from January to Feb 28, some 143 encounters were made against the street crime in which 15 criminals were killed and 147 injured.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah approved a police plan to introduce E- tagging of repeat offenders for which 7500 offenders have been identified to be E-tagged in the first phase.
He took this decision while presiding over a meeting here at CM House on Wednesday.
15 Street criminals killed
The chief minister said that in his last meeting against street crime had directed the police to start extensive patrolling and take strict action against street criminals. He directed the police and administration to start removing drug addicts from the streets and such other places. At this the Adl IG Police said that from January to Feb 28, some 143 encounters were made against the street criminals in which 15 criminals were killed and 147 injured. He added that 1446 criminals have been arrested.
The chief minister was told that patrolling has been increased in the city and intelligence-based targeted operations are also in progress.
As far as E-tagging of the repeat offenders, the IG Police disclosed that 7500 offenders have been identified who are either on bail or at large. Advisor law Murtaza Wahab said that a draft law for E-tagging of repeat offenders has been prepared and sent for vetting. The chief minister formally approved the proposal of E-tagging of repeat criminals and directed his law advisor to expedite its vetting so that it could be discussed and approved in the cabinet.
Rehab center for drug addicts
Giving progress of arranging a rehabilitation center for drug addicts Chief Secretary Mumtaz said that he has identified a suitable place at Gulshan-e-Maymar where drug addicts would be rehabilitated.
The chief minister directed the chief secretary to provide all the required facilities at the proposed center so that police could start lifting the drug addicts from the streets and send them there for rehabilitation. “The drug addicts are involved in street crime, therefore their removal from the street was most important,” he said.
Leading lawyers for cancellation of criminals bails
Discussing the cancellation of bails of repeat criminals and strengthening prosecution, Murad Ali Shah directed Advisor law and IG Police to engage a panel of leading lawyers so that they could be engaged for prosecution of criminals and cancellation of their bails.
Prosecution through private lawyers in high profile cases
The CM also directed the police to arrange prosecution through competent private lawyers in high profile cases. “I want to put a sizable number of lawyers on a panel and the complainant of the case will have the choice to select any lawyer out of the panel to prosecute his case,” he said.
The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Advisor law Murtaza Wahab, IG Police Mushtaq Maher, Adl IG Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon, PSCM Fayaz Jatoi, Home Secretary Saeed Mangnijo, DIGs, Sharjeel Kharal, Nasir Aftab and others.