- Where should I report a crime?
- How can I join Toba Tek Singh Police?
- What can I do in case of faulty investigation?
- What can I do in case of illegal detention?
- What can I do in case of police harassment?
- How can I obtain a driving license?
- How can I obtain a police character certificate?
- How can rescue 15 help me in emergency?
- How can I have a first information report (FIR) registered at a police station?
- What is the procedure for transfer of investigation?
- What is section 144 and what does it imply?
|Where should I report a crime?||Top|
|An offence or crime is to be reported at the nearest Police Post, Police Station or to any Police Officer found nearest to the place of occurrence. If the circumstances are such that delay in reporting the crime would lead to escape of a criminal or any immediate help is required, the matter may be reported on Police Emergency Telephone No. 15. Line 046-2515722|
|How can I join Toba Tek Singh Police?||Top|
|What can I do in case of faulty investigation?||Top|
|In case of faulty investigation application can be submitted to concerned SP Investigation or DPO. For the purpose of change of investigation application can be submitted in the DPO Office, which will be considered in the meeting of the committee for change of investigation.|
|What can I do in case of illegal detention?||Top|
|The matter should be brought to the notice of the concerned court or a petition can be moved in the Honorable Lahore High Court. The remedy can also be sought by bringing the matter in the notice of senior police officers or the District Public Safety Commission.|
|What can I do in case of police harassment?||Top|
|The matter should be brought to the notice of senior police officers through complaint cell DPO office, assistance from District Public Safety Commission and Judiciary can also be sought by moving an application in the concerned forum.|
|How can I obtain a driving license?||Top|
Obtaining a learner-driving permit is necessary for obtaining a driving license. The procedure is as under:
Documents required are; attested copy of the Identity card, 2 passport size photographs and medical fitness certificate.
|How can I obtain a police character certificate?||Top|
Two separate procedures for individuals present in the country and individuals living abroad
Affidavit stamp paper attested by oath commissioner.
|How can rescue 15 help me in emergency?||Top|
In case of any emergency dial up 15 from your phone and provide following information
|How can i have a first information report (FIR)registered at a police station?||Top|
An FIR is an account of a cognizable (i.e. over which police has jurisdiction) offence that is entered in a particular format in a register at the police station. Every person has a right to report any matter at the concerned police station and have a case registered in the form of an FIR. The matter may be reported orally or in writing to an officer at a police station or on patrol. An officer who receives an oral report shall reduce it to writing and cause it to be recorded in the FIR register. A certified copy of the FIR, signed by an officer bearing the stamp of the police station is to be provided to the person who reports the crime.
No police officer has the authority to refuse registration of a case. In case a crime is reported and a case is not registered, the person who reports the crime must inform the Sub-Divisional Police Officer or the Superintendent of Police or the District Police Officer responsible for the area. For contact details of officers responsible for all jurisdictions in the Punjab click here.
|What is the procedure for transfer of investigation?||Top|
Police Order, 2002, the primary police law of the province, provides for two transfers of investigation. Either of the parties to a case may request a transfer of investigation. In case a party is not satisfied with the quality of an investigation, it may approach the district’s Superintendent of Police, Investigation, or the concerned District Police Officer, the Regional Police Officer (DIG or Addl IGP), or the Addl. IGP, Investigation who has his office in the Central Police Office, Lahore. The complaint should preferably be made in writing with a copy of the complainant’s National Identity Card attached to it. The complaint must contain the FIR no. of the case and the name of the concerned police station and district.
In case of the Capital City District of Lahore, first change is ordered by the Capital City Police Officer after review by a district board comprising three Superintendents of Police.
First Change: All such complaints are referred to a District Standing Board for decision. The board usually comprises the concerned District Police Officer, the Superintendent of Police, Investigation, and the concerned region’s Senior Superintendent of Police, Regional Investigation Branch. After a review of the case the Board makes a recommendation to the Addl. Inspector General of Police, Investigation who orders a transfer if he deems fit. In case a transferred is order, the investigation is taken up by the Regional Investigation Branch.
Second Change: The Second change is ordered by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Punjab. A complaint may be made to the IGP or the Addl. IGP, Investigation. In both cases the matter is referred to the Provincial Standing Board that comprises a DIG and two Superintendents of Police or Senior Superintendents of Police in the Investigation Branch, Punjab that is located in the Central Police Office. In case the IGP orders a second change on the recommendation of the board, the Investigation is taken up by the Investigation Branch, Punjab.
Usually a board does not recommend a case for transfer unless its investigation has been completed. The investigating officers generally continue investigating the case while its transfer is being considered.
|What is section 144 and what does it imply?||Top|
|Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) empowers a district government to issue orders in public interest that may place a ban on an activity for a specific period of time extending to two months. Such a ban is enforced by the police who register cases under section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code for violations of the ban. Section 188 carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison or a fine of up to Rs. 1000 or both. The ban may lifted by the district government at any time or re-imposed after the expiry of the two-month period.|