Islamabad police gets new homicide unit to speed up investigation

To deal with the increasing rate of murder cases and speed up investigation in the city, a new homicide unit has been formed in the Islamabad Police Department on Wednesday.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad ,Tariq Masood Yasin, inaugurated the homicide unit of the Investigation Wing at Police Line Headquarters at a ceremony, a statement said.

The unit will consist of five teams and function under the Special Investigation Unit (SIU). Superintendent Investigation Captain (retired) Muhammad Alyas would head these teams.

Each team will comprise an Inspector, one SI, one ASI and three constables. The unit has also been assigned five vehicles, one for each team, to investigate murder cases. Addressing the Darbar, IGP Yasin said lauded the investigation wing’s role in successfully curbing crime. He directed SP Investigation to ensure the training of all unit members.

Captain (retired) Alyas presented a three-month performance report of the Investigation Wing to the IGP. The report stated that the SIU and Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC)’s Sub-Inspector Liaqat Ali had arrested 17 suspects and recovered 14 vehicles, two motorbikes and ammunition from their possession.

Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Manzoor Elahi arrested 13 accused and recovered 10 vehicles, two motorbikes and ammunition from them.

Likewise, ACL and SIU had nabbed 74 suspects while busting a total of 35 criminal gangs and recovered vehicles, motorcycles, and valuables worth millions of rupees from them.

The IGP distributed cash awards and appreciation certificates to the six teams of SIU for demonstrating good performance.

Addressing the Darbar, IGP Tariq Masood Yaseen said Investigation Wing was playing an important role successfully in curbing crime under the supervision of SP Investigation. He directed the SP Investigation to ensure training of personnel in the Homicide Unit.

He said this unit would investigate the murder cases and asked all the officers to ensure the investigation of cases on merit to provide justice to victim families of slain persons.

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