· Absconding gangsters under lens,
· Sensitizes border range police officers to tackle illicit trafficking
Chandigarh October 6 : Keeping in view the earlier terrorist strikes/intrusion of the terrorists through the Pakistan border, Punjab Police has made proper security arrangements near the international boundary to check any untoward incident relating to terrorist activities. Besides, all out efforts should be made to arrest the gangsters who are still at large and close watch being maintained on the activities of the hideouts/associates of the gangsters.
This was disclosed by Suresh Arora, Director General of Police, Punjab while presiding over a meeting today at Gurdaspur in which DGP STF, Punjab Mohammad Mustafa, ADGP Law & Order, Ishwar Singh, IGP STF, R.K Jaiswal, IGP Border Range, Amritsar, Surinderpal Singh Parmar, SSP Pathankot, Vivek Sheel Soni, SSP Gurdaspur, Swarndeep Singh, SSP Batala, Opinderjit Singh Ghuman and all gazetted officers/SHO’s of Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Batala districts were also present.
Aiming to eradicate drug abuse and illicit trafficking in Punjab, DGP informed that in continuation of special campaign launched by Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab government has launched a three pronged strategy based on enforcement, de-addiction and prevention (EDP) for comprehensive action against use of drugs. He zero tolerance against drugs and warned that those involved in exploiting and ruining the youth would not be spared at any cost.
He briefed that Punjab Police and STF are the wings of the same department who have to collectively eradicate the menace of drugs, arrest the drug smugglers and also to ensure maximum punishments in the cases registered against them. “The property made through illegal means by these smugglers should also be confiscated as per provision of law”, he stressed.
All the officers were directed to conduct regular seminars on drug related issues in the educational institutes, mohallas and in the villages specifically emphasizing on youths apprising them about the ill effects of drugs so that a healthy environment could be created in the society. “New sports clubs should also be opened and youths of the area are motivated to participate in the games to wean away them not to indulge in drugs”, he emphasized.
DGP directed all the police officers to perform their duty with honesty and responsibility to improve the image of Punjab Police department in the public and useful information/possible help from the public could be sought to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society.