Paramilitary forces deputed during Rajoana episode to be sent back
April 9, 2012
PHILLAUR: All 15 companies of para-military forces including CRPF and Border Security Force deputed during “Rajoana-episode” to maintain peace and normal law and order would now be sent back by April 20.This was stated by Addl ADGP (HR)and Law and Order Punjab S.K.Sharma while talking this correspondent at Punjab Police Academy Phillaur on Monday.
Replying a question about Gurdaspur unfortunate incident in which one Jaspal Singh was killed in the police firing, he said that three members Special Investigating Team headed by DIG Border Range Ram Singh along with two members SSP Taran taran and SP Majitha is investigating the episode to bring the truth to light.
When asked about the reports of increasing crime in the state, Sharma said though crime prevailed in every society but organized crime could not be tolerated and accused are being dealt with firm hands according to law. When his attention was drawn towards increasing trends of road and rail blockades by different types of agitators who are being booked, but nothing could be initiated after the registration of cases against the violators of the rules, ADGP said that police will definitely work against the violators.
Sharma said that the work on “Community Policing” which was stopped due to the election mode in the state would now again be accelerated in second phase to make ensure the involvement of the public in solving several complicated issues. ADGP however admitted that traffic rules are being openly violated by several vehicle drivers, but now Punjab Police headed by new DGP is keen to implement traffic rules strictly for the safety of the people.
He said a state wide campaign would soon be started to educate the people from driving sense and Road Safety measures. ADGP however ruled out any possibility of the revival of terrorism in the state and said that police is vigilantly monitoring the situation and no such elements would be allowed to act.
ADGP expressed his satisfaction on “Police Nafri” in the state saying more than 70,000 cops are sufficient to maintain normal law and order. When asked Railway Protection Force wanted executive powers from GRP,ADGP Sharma said it could only be decided by Union Government with the consent of state government.
Sharma said that Punjab Police has good co-ordination with its neighboring states. Chief Director Vigilance Punjab Suresh Arora, Punjab Police Academy Phillaur Working Director Ishwar Chander Sharma and Police Commissioner Ludhiana Ishwar Singh were also present on the occasion. Earlier he took salute from 431 trainees passed out from various training course.