38 Cases of offence against women registered during 10 days in Sindh
Four cases of crime against minorities, five kidnapping cases and 1927 street crimes mostly car/bike/mobile phone theft and snatching were reported during the same period
Some 263 cases were registered against drug mafia; CM Murad Shah orders operation against drug mafia and decides establishing rehabilitation center for drug addicts in Kambar-Shahdadkot
Karachi: As many as 38 cases of offense against women were registered in Sindh during last ten days, of them five in South Zone, 15 East Zone, four in West, seven in Larkana, five in Hyderabad, three Shaheed Benazirabad and two in Sukkur zone. Most of the cases were of domestic violence.
The information about offences against women was shared in a meeting held on Wednesday with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the chair. He had called the meeting to review the law and order situation in the province prevailed during last ten days.
As regards crime against minorities, Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Mahar told the chief minister that during the last 10-days four cases were reported, one each in South and East zones, one in Hyderabad and one in Mirpurkhas.
Five cases of kidnapping were also reported of them four were of honey-trap, in which kidnapped persons were enticed in women’s voices. The chief minister directed the police to launch an awareness campaign among the people not to be trapped.
About the Street Crime, it was told that from August 11 to 20, two cases of car snatching, 53 of car theft, 104 motorcycle snatching, 1194 motorcycle theft and 576 mobile snatching cases were registered.
IGP Mushtaq Mahar said that 263 cases were registered against drug mafia, of them 51 in South Zone, 77 East Zone, 53 West Zone, 16 Hyderabad, 15 Mirpurkhas, 13 Shaheed Benazirabad, 21 Sukkur and 17 in Larkana.
Chief Minister decided to establish a 200-bedded hospital/center for rehabilitation of drug addicts at Kambar-Shahdadkot district and directed police department to speed up operation against drug mafia, traffickers and peddlers. He directed the chief secretary and IG police to prepare a scheme to establish a 200-bedded rehabilitation center for drug addicts. “The government would establish the center and a well-reputed private partner would be given to function it,” he said.
Murad Shah further directed Additional IG Karachi and all the regional DIGs to not only target the retailers of drugs but round up the smugglers, major dealers and traffickers.
Shah said that he has the reports that the in the limits of police stations – Hali Road and Hussainabad of Hyderabad, Kotri of Jamshoro district, Mirpur Mathelo of Ghotki, B-Section of Khairpur, Sukkur City and Kandiaro of Naushehroferoze drug trade was going on secretly. He directed concerned DIGs to take strict action and report him.
He also directed the police, particularly of District West and Kiamari of Karachi and Kambar-Shahdadkot, Kashmore and Jacobabad to launch a special drive against smuggling of petrol. The chief minister directed IG police to keep him sending progress report.
“I have some information that some policemen dismissed after being involved in serious crimes were still working with some police officers in Karachi privately,” he said and directed the IG police to purge the police department from such people.
The meeting was also attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Special Secretary Home, Additional IG Special Branch, and Additional IG Karachi; DIG East, DIG South, DIG HQs, DIG West, DIG CTD Omer, DIG CIA and others. DIG Hyderabad Sharjeel Kharal, DIG Mirpurkhas Zulfikar Mahar, DIG Larkana Mazhar Nawaz Shaikh, DIG Sukkur Fida Mastoi and SSP Shaheed Benazirabad attended the meeting through video link. (PR)