IGP Issues New SOP For Transferring Investigation Of Cases

IGP issues new SOP for transferring investigation of cases

ISLAMABAD, Jan 3 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) : Inspector General of Police Islamabad Tariq Masood Yasin Tuesday issued new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for transferring investigation of any case with an aim to ensure justice to the people as per law and satisfaction of the aggrieved parties.

According to polices sources here, following this SOP, the investigation of complex and important cases would not be handed over to those investigation officers who failed in past to complete investigation of cases or negative things have been observed about their performance.

SSP Islamabad would keep complete detail of the investigation staff provided by Zonal SPs and to categorize the investigation offices on the basis of their performance. Similarly, he would take regular progress report of the cases from relevant SDPOS, point out the flaws in investigation process and to suggest as how to improve investigation process.

In addition, SDPOs would ensure that investigation officer maintain complete record of under investigation cases in files. In case they are being relieved from the charge, they would give complete briefing on all aspects of the cases to the new investigation officer.

According to new SOP, investigation of any case could not be changed or transferred more than three times and decision of transferring any case would be made by the board. On the first request to transfer the case, a board headed by SSP (Operations) including Zonal SP, SDPO Circle and SHO of respective police station would decide after the opinion of members whether to transfer the case or not.

The board would review the reason behind the request to transfer the investigation which may be influence of one party, corruption, poor performance of investigator or ineffective techniques. On the request for second time to transfer investigation, a board headed by DIG (Operations) including SSP (Operation), SP (Investigation) and Zonal SP would decide.

A board headed by IGP including DIG (Operations), SSP (Operations) and SP Investigation will decide on third request whether to transfer the case or not. This SOP issued by IGP will be followed with immediate effect.

The board members will summon all parties of any case to appear before the Standing Board while investigation officer will be called along with record on the fixed date. The meeting of the boards will be held on weekly basis and decision about transferring the investigation would be made after hearing the version of all parties.

The board recommending to transfer the case would be responsible to monitor the further investigation process. In case of observing any flaw in in the past investigation, the board will highlight it and to take disciplinary action against the former investigation officer.

IGP Islamabad Tariq Masood Yasin said that poor investigation leads towards injustice to people and encourages the investigation officers in case their poor performance goes unattended. He directed all police officials to provide relief and justice to all without any discrimination and take strict action against those involved in conducting poor investigation.