IGP-led body meets today to help police achieve goal

Photo: Sindh Police Website

HYDERABAD: The committee set up by Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ghulam Nabi Memon a couple of days back is scheduled to meet on Monday (today) to start its task of chalking out a comprehensive plan vis-à-vis the ongoing anti-dacoit operation in the riverine areas of Sindh.

It is supposed to submit its detailed proposals to the Sindh chief minister on August 5.

The committee, headed by the IGP himself, has the additional IG of the Special Branch, DIGs of Sukkur and Larkana police ranges, DIG of the Rapid Response Force (RRF), SSPs of Kandhkot-Kashmore and Ghotki, and BS-19 offi cers of various civilian and non-civilian agencies as well as the provincial home and fi nance departments as its other members.

Speaking to Dawn over phone, IGP Memon said the aim of forming the committee was to ascertain requirements of the police force taking on the heavily armed gangs of criminals in the riverine area. These requirements would be shared by the SSPs concerned, he said, adding that the committee would recommend provision of required types and number of weapons and mode of intelligence-based information so that the role of each and every stakeholder could be defined.

He said that the Sindh police had continuously been liaising with paramilitary forces as well and this committee would help achieve the goal of eliminating all dacoit gangs in the riverine areas. “The army is busy training Sindh police,” he said.

According to the notifi cation setting terms of reference (ToR), the committee would determine location of hideouts of dacoits in the katcha areas of Kashmore, Ghotki, Shikarpur and Sukkur. It would prepare a comprehensive tactical plan for the dismantling of dacoits’ hideouts and establishment of advance base camps supported by police posts to be set up on bunds and to recommend a framework for a permanent solution to the law and order problem in the katcha areas.

The committee could opt for any other member, said the notification.

Published in Dawn, July 31st, 2023

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