Home dept cell gets 147 complaints against police

The Sindh Home Department’s newly established complaint cell has received 663 public complaints from across the province during last 40 days. “Most of the cases pertained to the behaviour of police”, said a spokesman of the Home Department here on Sunday.

He said that people got registered 147 complaints against the police officials and added that most of the complaints were related to non-registration of FIRs, misbehaviour and non-cooperative attitude and delay in investigation of the pending cases.

The cell received complaints during the period from Oct 24 to Dec 3, the home department spokesman said and added that most complaints were received from Karachi city by the cell.  He said comparatively the complaints received by the cell were low because of lack of awareness among the masses and added that aggressive efforts were afoot to inform the crime victims about the benefits of the cell.

The cell has resolved 333 cases so far while other complaints are being reviewed by the concerned police in their respective jurisdiction as per directives of Sindh Home Minister, Dr Zulfiqar Mirza.  He said that two cases were registered against extortionists, four cases of target killings, five cases of car and motorcycle snatching, six cases were received regarding street crimes, 17 cases of kidnappings, 19 cases of domestic torture against women and 463 pertained to other minor crimes.

About the situation of the complaints, he said, the home minister has ordered the complaint cell to keep a close liaison with the concerned police officers and DCOs to help resolve the suffering of the masses that have no influence. app – Dailytimes