Tehsil Taxila comprising rural and urban areas of Taxila and Wah Cantonment has witnessed alarming increase in crimes especially heinous crimes exposing the poor police performance to prevent the rising crimes especially heinous crimes in twin cities of Taxila and Wah Cantt as people remain exposed to bandits who continue jeering at police inefficiency during year 2104, the official data revealed.
Despite massive incentives of increase salaries, funds and provision of facilities to the Police by the provincial government, official data of the Police department reveals stunning figures as masses here failed to get relief from the house robberies and burglaries as the gangs of outlaws up in the arms against masses have deprived them from cash, gold ornaments and vehicles unabated while Police seems in deep slumber despite the fact that the area lies in the constituency of Federal Minister of Interior Ch Nisar Ali Khan, where law and order situation should be a role model for the rest of the country.
The official Police crimes data reveals that twin cities of Taxila and Wah Cantonment where presently three police stations and a numbers of police chowkis are working witnessed massive surge in crimes especially heinous crimes with on the other hand citizens have been deprived of valuables, including cars and motorcycles, worth millions of rupees. The official data reveals that as many as 1666 cases were registered during 2014 compared to 1602 during successive year 2013. The area also witnessed surge in attempt murder cases as 57 were reported in 2014 compare to 51 during successive year in which 8 are remain un traced and 39 nominated persons out of 126 are still at large. There is also increase in commercial robberies as 4 cases were registered compare only one during successive year. There is also massive increase in car snatching cases as 12 cases were reported to police compare to only 3 during successive year in which people were deprived of cars worth Rs 3520000. There is also increase in other robberies cases as 77 cases were registered with police compare to 61 during in the year in which masses wee deprived of cash and other vlaubles tune to Rs 9511200. There is also increase in motorcycle theft cases as 75 motorcycles were stolen from area during the year 2014 compare 36 motorcycles during the year 2013. There was also increase in rape cases as 7 cases were registered compare to only 3 during the successive year. The year also witnessed hike in the attempt murder cases as social and financial problems have forced 8 people to attempt suicide compare to only 2 during year 2013. The area witnessed increase in fatal incidents as 38 cases were registered with police compare to only 30 during the successive year. 8 cases of animals theft was registered during the year 2014 compare to 3 cases during the successive year. The bank dacoity, a gang rape case in which four persons are nominated are remain unsolved which is big black blot on local police who have failed to traced the culprits and even failed to arrest single rapist.
Inside sources in Police department told this reporter that no change in the Police attitude or their progress for the investigation, rooting out crimes especially anti-social elements running gambling, liquor and prostitution dens unabated in the area. They said that these dens are working in Nawababad, Ahmed Nagar, Ismaeelabad, Chachi Mohallah, Asifabad, Bearer number 3, Gadwal, and other low rented areas are unabated. It is observed that prostitution dens and brothels are mushrooming in every nook and corner of the city, while concerned Police officials are looking the whole affair as idle spectators due to the reasons best known to them.
Residents of the area believe that Police use maneuvering tactics to show the decline in crime rather than to curtail the activities of the criminals. The policy of showing decline in the crime rate is usually employed in the Police department from top to bottom. The conventional methods used to evaluate the Police performance are being employed even at the higher echelons in the different ways while the weekly and monthly registration of crime cases, severity of cases and number of FIRs are the only method to access the Police performance. The most common practice that has been used by the Police is to change the subject of FIR. It has learnt that when a person goes to the Police Station to register his case regarding snatched vehicle and mobile phone, the officials file the FIR of the stolen or missing. It has also learnt that no case of street crime especially mobile and the Police did not put purse snatching on the official record to keep the crime graph low. Similarly a large number of theft cases were not brought in to black and white. They blamed that the Police officials mere lodge their complaint of theft in compliant register but not register their FIR to show the crime graph in their respective area low. It may be mentioned here that it was decided in 1990s that the police culture would be abolished and the police stations would replace it but, they said, the idea was not implemented so far. The police department issues press releases and claim successes but, in fact, the incidents of kidnapping, theft, murders and robbery were continuously increasing.