Motorway rape case: LHC orders IGP to patrol streets himself

Motorway rape case: LHC orders IGP to patrol streets himself
Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered senior officers, including Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Inam Ghani, to patrol streets for two hours every night in the each district.

LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan conducted hearing on case pertaining to formation of judicial commission in the motorway rape case.

CJ Qasim Khan expressed resentment over Punjab's police patrolling system and said that it had "failed" to protect citizens.

The chief justice asked authorities how many hours the inspector-general of police (IGP) for Punjab patrolled daily.

"Tell me how many days and when the IGP Punjab patrols (the streets)," the judge asked

The chief justice remarked that every senior officer must be on road from 11:00 PM to 01:00 AM.

Deputy inspector-general (DIG) of police for legal affairs, Jawad Ahmad Dogar, also made an appearance during the hearing and presented a report to the court.

The court then ordered an implementation report to be presented by IGP Punjab Inam Ghani and Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh.

The LHC summoned counsels of all parties for arguments during the next hearing.